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The Yearly Foreword

Predictive Analytics for Geopolitical Risk

To start the new year, Predata has examined trends from 2018 to reveal what will be most important to track in 2019.

Concern over the escalating US-China trade war dogged the US economy in 2018. After agreeing to a temporary truce on the sidelines of the G20 on December 1, Presidents Trump and Xi...

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Brazil and Mexico Diverge

New presidents are steering Latin America's largest economies in different directions.

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Brazil and Mexico account for two-thirds of Latin America’s GDP. Over the past few years, recession and a crippling corruption probe battered Brazil’s economy. Mexico has maintaine...

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MarketsAsia

China's Economy is Slowing. Do Chinese Blame the Trade War?

Patterns of online attention suggest the trade war may not be stinging China as much as some Western media assume.

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Data released yesterday showed China’s economy grew at a rate of 6.2% in the second quarter of this year, the slowest pace in nearly 30 years. Still, that figure was in line with e...

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MarketsU.S. and CanadaAsia

How Long Will the Bull Market Run?

Online activity points to investor unease.

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Equity markets worldwide are surging. The US stock market is enjoying an historically long bull run, and yesterday marked 121 consecutive months of economic expansion, the longest ...

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MarketsAsia

Slowing Growth, Rising Debt May Force Xi's Hand

Heightened scrutiny of China's economic challenges underscores pressure on Beijing to defuse the trade war at the G20.

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On Friday, Xi Jinping and Donald Trump are expected to meet on the sidelines of the G20 in Osaka, Japan, and discuss trade. Talks between Beijing and Washington broke down in May, ...

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MarketsAsia

An Uncertain Era

Amid the coronation of a new emperor, fears about the future of the Japanese economy are surfacing

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Today, Emperor Akihito, who is 85, becomes the first Japanese emperor in two centuries to abdicate. To commemorate the enthronement of his son, Japan will hold a 10-day holiday, co...

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MarketsAsia

In China, Corporate Debt Jitters

Patterns of digital interest surrounding HNA Group may reflect growing concern.

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Global equities markets leapt yesterday after the release of data showing Chinese manufacturing had grown unexpectedly, easing fears of a global economic slowdown. At the same time...

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The Yield Curve Inverted

But that might not be reason to panic.

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There has been reason for pessimism in markets recently. Last week, the Fed issued unexpectedly dovish rates guidance, saying it would likely not hike interest rates this year. Wea...

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New Year, Same Complaint

Chinese intellectual property theft and forced technology transfer are salient issues as the trade agreement deadline looms.

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Today, China begins a weeklong holiday to mark the beginning of the Year of the Pig. But trade negotiators will find little time to rest, as less than a month remains until a March...

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PoliticsMarketsSecurityU.S. and CanadaEuropeMiddle EastAsia

The Yearly Foreword

To start the new year, Predata has examined trends from 2018 to reveal what will be most important to track in 2019.

Predictive Analytics for Geopolitical Risk

Concern over the escalating US-China trade war dogged the US economy in 2018. After agreeing to a temporary truce on the sidelines of the G20 on December 1, Presidents Trump and Xi...

Read more

MarketsLatin America

Brazil Soybeans & China Trade

A lower than expected soybean yield in Brazil may not provide a boost to local prices

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Bumper soybean crops in Brazil have been a boon for China for much of 2018, as last year’s record yields helped Xi Jinping maintain a tough stance in the trade war with the US whil...

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