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Global Macro Scoreboard: February 18, 2018

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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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Markets

Global Macro Scoreboard: January 21

Global online audiences last week turned their attention to the crisis in Venezuela, U.S. Federal Reserve policy, the U.S. Debt-Ceiling, the Russian opposition movement, and the risk of a U.S. equities bubble.

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MarketsU.S. and Canada

Who Will Be Deputy Fed Chair?

The internet seems to think San Francisco Fed President John C. Williams is the frontrunner.

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According to our signals, online audiences consider San Francisco Fed President John C. Williams to be the frontrunner, followed by former PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian. Views of a we...

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PoliticsU.S. and CanadaLatin America

NAFTA Might Just Make it After All

A drop-off in the NAFTA Cancellation Risk Index bodes well for the deal's survival.

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Predata's NAFTA Cancellation Risk Index rose earlier in the week on reports that the Canadians were preparing for the eventuality that the United States would withdraw from the fre...

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PoliticsAsia

The Malaysian Opposition Comes Together

A surprising political reconciliation could be a watershed moment, our digital volatility indicators show.

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Malaysian 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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Markets

Global Macro Scoreboard: January 14

With online audiences returning from the winter holidays last week, interest in several global macro issues increased, notably the crisis in Venezuela, North Korea, and Italian financial risk.

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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 nego...

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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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MarketsSecurityEuropeMiddle EastAsia

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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MarketsPoliticsU.S. and CanadaLatin America

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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SecurityAfrica

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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