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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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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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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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Hot Signals: U.S. Tax Reform

This week's geopolitical insight

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U.S. TAX REFORM | The Trump Administration looks poised for its first major legislative victory, as the Senate passed a tax reform bill late Friday night. GOP lawmakers will now mo...

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Global Macro Scoreboard: Bitcoin, U.S. issues dominate

As the price of Bitcoin surged this week, so did online interest in the cryptocurrency and how to obtain it. And, apparent worry about a U.S. Stock Market bubble surfaced on the same day investors suddenly sold tech stocks.

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1. As the price of Bitcoin surged above $10,000 this week, our Bitcoin Market Monitor, which measures global online interest in the cryptocurrency, hit its highest level since 2013...

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Weekly Asset Heatmap: Germany, Great Britain

Our analysis suggests Merkel is on shaky ground, and a big move may be coming in the pound.

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The Free Democratic Party (FDP) walked out of coalition talks Sunday due to reported divisions over energy, tax policy, and asylum-seekers. Predata’s signals that capture online Ge...

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Weekly Asset Heatmap: Australia

Predata's signals suggest a big move in the Aussie FX and Australian 10-yr yields in the coming weeks.

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Salient threads in the digital debate over Australian monetary policy that are driving these signals include:The Reserve Bank of Australia sounded rather dovish in its recent rate ...

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Hot Signals: Saudi Arabia; Israel

In Saudi Arabia, our signals detected anomalous attention to key figures in advance of their arrest in yesterday's sudden purge. And our predictive models indicate the risk of a terrorist incident in Israel is high.

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SAUDI ARABIA | Yesterday, Saudi Arabia announced the arrest of dozens of prominent figures, including state ministers, wealthy businessmen, and royal princes. The government cited ...

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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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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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