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With Abe's Big Win, Constitutional Reform In Sight

Digital interest in reforming Japan's pacifist constitution steadily climbed leading into Sunday's snap election.

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With votes still being counted in Japan's snap election, exit polls indicate Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic party was on track to secure a commanding two-thirds majority in parlia...

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Global Macro Scoreboard: Will Brexit Force a May-xit?

After a rocky Tory party congress, the Brexit hardliners continue to dominate the online conversation and flummox Theresa May.

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This week's Conservative Party conference laid bare the Brexit-related fault lines ripping apart the Tories. Prime Minister Theresa May and Chancellor Philip Hammond built on overt...

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Weekly Asset Heatmap: Oil

Many commentators believe oil will remain at $50-$60 into 2018. Yet, variables abound. Our signals suggest a big move in the price of WTI and Brent this month.

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A rise in our WTI and Brent signals suggest a big move in oil markets within the next month....

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Global Macro Scoreboard: Prelude to (Trade) War?

Tension over U.S.-China trade relations is growing, as two Trump cabinet secretaries visited Beijing last week.

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This week's Scoreboard reflected increased market attention to issues related to the U.S.-China trade relationship, with both Protectionism and U.S.-China Trade War registering maj...

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Weekly Asset Heatmap: Japan

Big moves may be on the horizon for JPY and 10-yr yields

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A rise in our BOJ signals indicates big moves in the yen and yields may be forthcoming....

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Weekly Asset Heatmap: New Zealand

In a month under the leadership of 37-year-old political phenom Jacinda Ardern, the Labour Party has all but erased the National Party's 20-point lead in the polls. With less than three weeks until election day, our signals point to a big move in the kiwi in the next two weeks.

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Our signals suggest a big move in the New Zealand dollar in the next two weeks....

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Global Macro Scoreboard: Under Jacinda, Labour Kiwis Can Fly

Three weeks after the 37-year-old MP became Labour leader, the party continues to dominate in digital momentum.

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Under Jacinda, Labour Kiwis Can FlyInterest in New Zealand's general election, scheduled for September 23, topped the Scoreboard this week. The lead story continues to be Labour's ...

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Xi's China: What Dreams May Come

With the 19th Chinese Communist Party National Congress to be held sometime this autumn, Predata examines what certain economic and geopolitical components of Xi Jinping's hallmark ideology of the past five years — the “Chinese Dream” — have meant for political volatility and markets.

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After becoming Communist Party chief and leader of the People’s Republic in 2012, Xi Jinping began popularizing the slogan the “Chinese Dream” ( 中国梦). The Dream is the great rejuve...

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Global Macro Scoreboard: Xi Hits the Beach

This week, market attention turned toward the upcoming Chinese Communist Party Congress, oil production, and NAFTA renegotiations.

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China's National Congress: Beach PartyOnline interest in the upcoming National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party fell this week, as leaders vanished from public view for a su...

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New Zealand Election: Will Labour Ride Jacindamania to Victory?

Rise of youngest-ever Labour leader generates surge in online momentum ahead of September 23 vote.

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Two weeks ago, New Zealand's general election was on track to be anything but exciting. The National Party, led now by Prime Minister Bill English, has shepherded the country throu...

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