Macro Briefing: 17 December 2018

White House prepares for government shutdown: LA Times
China tightens control on economic data as economy weakens: SCMP
US on Monday criticizes China’s ‘unfair competitive practices’: Reuters
Saudi Arabia blasts US Senate resolutions on Khashoggi, Yemen: Reuters
Eurozone inflation in Nov eases more than initially estimated: MW
Oil giant ConocoPhillips supports tax on carbon emissions: Axios
US private-sector output in Nov rose at slowest pace since May 2017: IHS Markit
Rise in inventories for US in Oct may add to Q4 economic growth: Reuters
Industrial output in US for Nov picked up to strongest gain in 3 months: MW
All major investment markets have lost ground in 2018: NY Times
US retail spending’s 1-year change ticked down to 4.2% in Nov: