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Global Macro Scoreboard and Asset Heatmap: June 11, 2018

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The anniversary of the Qatar blockade and the market-rattling hack of a bitcoin exchanges drove global online interest this week.

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SecurityAsia

Kim on Sure Footing at the Summit

Signals suggest a favorable context for the North Koreans in Singapore

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On the eve of the Trump-Kim Summit, Predata signals capturing patterns of web traffic reveal a North Korean regime secure in its place and an expert community skeptical that the hi...

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China Trade War Fears Still Running High

As perceived risk of NAFTA withdrawal has subsided, Sino-American trade war continues to rattle online observers.

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Over the weekend, Trump Administration officials sought to play down the escalating tit-for-tat with China over trade. The latest salvo had come April 5, when the White House annou...

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Amid Trade Friction, Taiwan Tensions Are Rising

All eyes are on trade war, but the real flashpoint might be Taiwan.

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Last week, the Trump Administration threatened to impose tariffs on up to $60 billion worth of Chinese imports. The announcement, like a similar one earlier in March on steel and a...

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MarketsAsia

Signals Point To Big Downward Move in USDJPY

Though the Bank of Japan has affirmed it will maintain ultra-loose monetary policy, our FX signals suggest that a sudden appreciation in the yen against the dollar is on the horizon.

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Predata signals related to the Bank of Japan suggest that a big, unexpected gain in the yen against the dollar may be forthcoming, as market expectations about the future of BOJ qu...

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Internet Bracing for Trade Investigation Results

Online audiences appear to be anticipating a development in the U.S. probe into alleged Chinese IP theft.

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Predata signals that measure online interest in trade protectionism rose after the Trump administration slapped an up to 30 percent tariff on solar panels and up to a 50 percent on...

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Global Macro Scoreboard: January 28

This week, international online audiences turned their attention to trade issues, the U.S. federal budget and debt, and Brazil's political landscape after an appeals court upheld a corruption ruling against presidential frontrunner Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

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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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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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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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Global Macro Scoreboard: Venezuela, U.S., and China Trade

With Nicolás Maduro expected to tighten his grip on Venezuela during today's municipal elections, public interest in a series of killings by state security forces shot upward, while global audiences are tuning back into the U.S. health care debate, and Chinese show concern over U.S.-China trade. Plus Brexit and Democratic Republic of Congo show online interest.

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1. Global netizens are paying attention to Venezuela, as the crisis-stricken country holds municipal elections today. With the opposition in disarray, ruling Socialist Party candid...

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