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Global Macro Scoreboard: Venezuela, North Korea, Italy

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With online audiences returning from the winter holidays last week, interest in several global macro issues increased, notably the Venezuelan Crisis, North Korea, Italian Financial Risk, Oil Markets, and NAFTA.

1. 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 n...

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Hot Signals: Malaysian Political Showdown Begins

This week's geopolitical insight

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MALAYSIA | 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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MarketsPoliticsSecurityU.S. and CanadaEuropeAsia

Global Macro Scoreboard: Venezuela, North Korea, Italy

With online audiences returning from the winter holidays last week, interest in several global macro issues increased, notably the Venezuelan Crisis, North Korea, Italian Financial Risk, Oil Markets, and NAFTA.

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1. 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 n...

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Weekly Asset Heatmap: Italy and Hogs

Italian elections cause outsized stir among online audiences, both in Italy and across Europe, while online concern over porcine diseases bring potential implications for the futures market.

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Italy: Populist motifs drive Italy signals to yearly high in the days before the Sicilian voteDays before the November 5 vote in Sicily, our Italian volatility signals rose to thei...

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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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After Week of Turmoil, Can Catalonia Land on Its Feet?

Online conversation activity suggests the crisis may be abating.

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CATALONIA | Images coming out of Catalonia since last Sunday's independence referendum have shocked the world: Spanish police beating Catalans and seizing ballot boxes; tens of tho...

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Global Macro Scoreboard: Strong AfD Showing Stirs Populism, Migration Concerns

In German elections today, Merkel secured another four-year mandate, but the nationalist right exceeded expectations.

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Today, as expected, German voters handed Angela Merkel another four-year term. Less expected was the strong performance of the populist, far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) par...

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Global Macro Scoreboard: EU Can Count On Jean-Claude Juncker

This week's notable macro market attention-grabbers were the EU State of the Union, Catalan independence vote, and U.S. tax reform.

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EU Can Count on Jean-ClaudeYesterday European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gave his annual "State of the EU" address, surprising pundits with an ambitious integration a...

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Germany Decides 2017: In Digital Campaign, Schulz Gains, Far Right Falls

With Germany's federal elections two weeks away, Martin Schulz's SPD has been gaining digital momentum, though it's ambiguous why.

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According to the polls, Angela Merkel's CDU party is almost sure to triumph over Martin Schulz's SPD in Germany's federal elections on September 24. Yet, the SPD has been steadily ...

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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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Will Russian Meddling Affect the Outcome of the German Election?

Predata analysis of Russian and German interest in election-related topics suggests Germans are tuning out the disinformation campaign.

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A month before German federal elections scheduled for September 24, Predata noted that German interest in the election, as measured by engagement with election-related social and c...

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