Macro Briefing: 3 January 2018

South Korea offers border talks with North Korea: NY Times
Will Mitch Romney, a possible Trump foe, run for Utah’s Senate seat? CNN
Is China’s rising economic influence in Latin America a threat to US? Bloomberg
Trump threatens to cut Palestinian aid: Haaretz
Unemployment rate in Germany fell to record low in Dec: Bloomberg
Global Mfg PMI ends 2017 at seven-year high: IHS Markit
US Mfg PMI rises to two-year high in Dec: IHS Markit
Gold rises to highest close since September: Reuters