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Global Macro Scoreboard and Asset Heatmap: August 28, 2018

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Venezuela's historic currency devaluation resonated across the global internet this week.

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MarketsU.S. and Canada

Market Fears Linger

Online activity remains heightened after sudden stock market decline.

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A Predata research note sent October 2 warned that digital interest in the possibility of a stock market crash had steadily risen in late September and early October. The level of ...

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Politics

2018 U.S. Midterms Outlook

Trade and foreign policy signals rise on announcement of new USMCA deal

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The announcement of the new trilateral trade deal between the US, Canada, and Mexico sent Predata's NAFTA signal soaring. Some voters may see USMCA as yet another front of the brew...

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MarketsAsia

In China, Signs of Financial Strain

Signals for corporate default risk, capital outflow point to credit-related stress.

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Market observers have long been worrying about the risk of a Chinese credit crunch. Now, two of Predata’s early warning signals of financial stress inside the PRC are elevated -- t...

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SecurityAfrica

South Sudan's Impossible Peace

A deal has been signed, but the risk of violence looms.

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Last month, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir concluded a peace deal with Riek Machar, his erstwhile vice president and leader of the SPLM-IO rebel group. The deal aims to end th...

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SecurityMiddle East

The Republic Set To Strike Back

Renewed sanctions threat, terrorist attack likely to produce military reaction from Tehran.

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Today, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the UN General Assembly amid an increasingly perilous atmosphere. Since withdrawing from the nuclear deal, the United States has r...

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SecurityAsia

Moon Goes North

Despite hype surrounding inter-Korean summit, signals indicate tepid expectations for a major breakthrough.

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Hopes are high for the third meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang this week. Some North Korea watchers took an offici...

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SecurityAsia

In Trade War, Chinese Signal No Retreat

Heightened interest in a beachside resort could signify public support for the Party in the face of the tit-for-tat with the US.

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Every summer, usually sometime in August, top Chinese Communist Party leaders disappear from public view to gather in the seaside resort town of Beidaihe for a secret conclave. Las...

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MarketsLatin America

How Far Will Argentina's Tempest Blow?

A Predata index suggests it's not time to panic yet.

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Foul winds have been whipping through emerging markets. After the Turkish lira plunged last month triggering falls in European markets, the collapse of the Argentine peso has unlea...

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SecurityEuropeAsia

Russia's Eastern Games

Largest military drills since the Cold War may provide the backdrop for international adventurism.

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Russian military forces were put on high alert across the country, from the Baltic to the Pacific, and the first Chinese warplanes landed in the Urals last week ahead of Russia's l...

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Markets

Global Macro Scoreboard and Asset Heatmap: August 28, 2018

Venezuela's historic currency devaluation resonated across the global internet this week.

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Read more