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Global Macro Scoreboard and Asset Heatmap: April 16, 2018

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U.S.-led strikes against Syrian government chemical weapons facilities drove global concern over oil markets and escalating conflict in the Middle East.

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These Sanctions Bite

Web traffic shows latest U.S. sanctions are hitting home in Russia, driving concerns about economic crisis.

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On April 6, the United States announced new sanctions against Russian oligarchs and businesses. The measures have wrought economic havoc in Russia. The ruble fell 5 percent against...

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Global Macro Scoreboard and Asset Heatmap: April 16, 2018

U.S.-led strikes against Syrian government chemical weapons facilities drove global concern over oil markets and escalating conflict in the Middle East.

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Global Macro Scoreboard and Asset Heatmap: April 9, 2018

The incarceration of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and interest in oil markets drove online interest last week.

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Global Macro Scoreboard: April 2, 2018

Last week, drama surrounding Brazil's upcoming elections and the possible incarceration of ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva drew the greatest share of increased interest on the internet.

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Global Macro Scoreboard: March 20, 2018

The attention of global internet users was spread across several issues last week, ranging from North Korea to trade to Japanese monetary policy to the Saudi Crown Prince's U.S. visit.

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This Means (Trade) War

Online observers appear to perceive the Trump Administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum as a new phase of protectionism.

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The Trump Administration's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum drove global online interest in protectionism last week. The White House has threatened protectionist ac...

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Global Macro Scoreboard: March 4, 2018

With Italy's anti-establishment parties surging in polls ahead of today's election, global internet users paid increased attention to the country's still recuperating financial system -- perhaps reflecting concern that a eurosceptic government could imperil EU-led bank bailouts.

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Global Macro Scoreboard: February 25, 2018

Venezuela's release of a national cryptocurrency, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of meddling Russians, and rising acrimony between Iran and Saudi Arabia all grabbed a greater share of the internet's attention last week.

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Global Macro Scoreboard: February 18, 2018

Last week, the internet turned its attention toward Jacob Zuma's resignation, reports of rising U.S. healthcare costs, and the Iran-Saudi power struggle.

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Global Macro Scoreboard: February 11, 2018

Last week, global online audiences turned their attention toward Brexit and the U.S. stock market, after volatility returned with a vengeance. Not coincidentally, interest surged in central banks, including the Bank of Japan, U.S. Fed, and the European Central Bank.

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