Macro Briefing: 29 December 2017

China denies selling oil to N. Korea after Trump criticism: USA Today
US jobless claims unchanged at low 245k last week: Bloomberg
Majority of BoJ members see no need for more monetary stimulus: MNI
US inflation is low because monetary policy is too tight: Scott Sumner
Zillow: value of US housing stock increased by 6.5% in 2017: Bloomberg
A short list of risk factors to monitor for 2018: MarketWatch
Chicago PMI in Dec rises to highest level since 2011: ISM Chicago