Macro Briefing: 2 January 2018

Kim Jong Un says “button for nuclear weapons is on my table”: CBS News
N. Korea extends olive branch to S. Korea: CNN
Iranian protests spread, triggers government crackdown: Reuters
N. Korean hackers are hijacking computers to mine cryptocurrencies: Bloomberg
PMI: China’s mfg growth ticks up to 4-month high in December: Reuters
Eurozone Mfg PMI ends 2017 at record high for time series: IHS Markit
Trump announces a big cut in military aid to Pakistan: Fox
What might Trump do in 2018? The Hill
Will deregulation in US spur business investment? NY Times
Consultancy predicts US store closings will accelerate in 2018: Business Insider