Macro Briefing: 28 December 2017

Turkey’s president says Syria’s Assad is “terrorist” and should step down: CNN
Venezuela’s state oil company, a major producer, may be collapsing: NY Times
US holiday sales set to break records: Reuters
S. Korea considers tough new measures to limit bitcoin trading: CNN Money
US Consumer Confidence Index falls in Dec from 17-year high: AP
Pending Homes Sales Index for US rises in Nov: Reuters 
US 10yr-2yr Treasury yield curve close to decade low: Bloomberg