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Global Macro Scoreboard: Venezuela, North Korea, Italy

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With online audiences returning from the winter holidays last week, interest in several global macro issues increased, notably the Venezuelan Crisis, North Korea, Italian Financial Risk, Oil Markets, and NAFTA.

1. Online attention to crisis-stricken Venezuela rose this week, as government and opposition leaders met in the Dominican Republic. The talks failed to produce an agreement, but n...

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PoliticsAsia

Hot Signals: Malaysian Political Showdown Begins

This week's geopolitical insight

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MALAYSIA | Prime Minister Najib Razak has proved a resilient leader. By cracking down on dissent and strengthening affirmative action for the Muslim Malay majority that constitutes...

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MarketsPoliticsSecurityU.S. and CanadaEuropeAsia

Global Macro Scoreboard: Venezuela, North Korea, Italy

With online audiences returning from the winter holidays last week, interest in several global macro issues increased, notably the Venezuelan Crisis, North Korea, Italian Financial Risk, Oil Markets, and NAFTA.

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1. Online attention to crisis-stricken Venezuela rose this week, as government and opposition leaders met in the Dominican Republic. The talks failed to produce an agreement, but n...

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SecurityAsia

Hot Signals: Pakistan

This week's geopolitical insight

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PAKISTAN | President Trump last week threw a lit match onto the fraught U.S.-Pakistan relationship with a tweet calling for a suspension of all U.S. aid to the South Asian country....

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Global Macro Scoreboard: North Korea, ECB, & Iran Nuclear Deal

The continued North Korean Crisis and European Central Bank topics dominated conversation over the past week, while the Iran Nuclear Deal is generating more attention.

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Though President Trump's tweet about nuclear button size turned the world's attention toward the North Korea Crisis last week, our signals revealed the possibility of increased Sou...

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PoliticsU.S. and Canada

Hot Signals: The War on Christmas

This week's geopolitical insight

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Each holiday season, the War on Christmas flares over several issues: nativity scenes on government property, secular Starbucks cups, and the semantic choices of presidential holid...

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Global Macro Scoreboard: U.S. Fed, Taxes, & Healthcare

The U.S. Federal Reserve, Tax Reform, and Healthcare topics dominated conversation over the past week, while Bitcoin and Brazilian Politics continue to generate attention.

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Hot Signals: Democratic Republic of Congo

This week's geopolitical insight

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D.R.C. | On December 7, the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo suffered an attack that Secretary-General António Guterres equated to a “war crime”. Rebel f...

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Global Macro Scoreboard: Venezuela, U.S., and China Trade

With Nicolás Maduro expected to tighten his grip on Venezuela during today's municipal elections, public interest in a series of killings by state security forces shot upward, while global audiences are tuning back into the U.S. health care debate, and Chinese show concern over U.S.-China trade. Plus Brexit and Democratic Republic of Congo show online interest.

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1. Global netizens are paying attention to Venezuela, as the crisis-stricken country holds municipal elections today. With the opposition in disarray, ruling Socialist Party candid...

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PoliticsU.S. and Canada

Hot Signals: U.S. Tax Reform

This week's geopolitical insight

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U.S. TAX REFORM | The Trump Administration looks poised for its first major legislative victory, as the Senate passed a tax reform bill late Friday night. GOP lawmakers will now mo...

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Global Macro Scoreboard: Bitcoin, U.S. issues dominate

As the price of Bitcoin surged this week, so did online interest in the cryptocurrency and how to obtain it. And, apparent worry about a U.S. Stock Market bubble surfaced on the same day investors suddenly sold tech stocks.

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1. As the price of Bitcoin surged above $10,000 this week, our Bitcoin Market Monitor, which measures global online interest in the cryptocurrency, hit its highest level since 2013...

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