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Global Macro Scoreboard: EU Council, French Labor Reform

The EU Council delivers a firm message on Brexit, and opposition to Macron's labor law reforms founders.

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Fin de Chemin for French Labor Reform OpponentsAs Emmanuel Macron's effort to reform France's labor law creeps back to the top of the Scoreboard, it seems increasingly likely that ...

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Weekly Asset Heatmap: Sweden

Our signals suggest concerns over a slowing housing market could trigger big moves in the krona and Swedish 10-yr yields.

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Our Riksbank signals suggest big moves in the krona and Swedish 10-yr yields may occur in the next 30 days....

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Weekly Asset Heatmap: North America

As NAFTA talks resume this week, our predictive signals indicate big moves may be forthcoming in North American currencies -- particularly, a rising risk the peso could soon depreciate. Coupled with still-elevated concern over protectionism in Canada and Mexico, the signals suggest observers are bearish on the prospects for renegotiation.

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A rise in our Federal Reserve, Banxico, and BoC signals suggest big moves in North American currencies within the next month....

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France's Non-subjuguated Autumn of Discontent to Begin Tomorrow

Expect tomorrow's anti-labor reform protests to rattle markets

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A Predata signal trained to anticipate demonstrations and labor strikes in opposition to labor reform efforts in France has spiked sharply, suggesting tomorrow's scheduled protest,...

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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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Planned Demonstrations Against French Labor Reform Unlikely To Leave Mark

Upcoming protests against Macron's labor reform agenda probably won't cause major disruptions.

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Back in June, France's powerful CGT union announced that on September 12 it would lead a strike and protest against the Macron government's labor law reform agenda. But with just t...

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Global Macro Scoreboard: Manu and Mutti Take On Europe

The German Election led this week's macro market interest ranking, with European reform issues making large gains.

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Merkel in Control After DebateThe German federal election jumped into the top spot on the Scoreboard this week after Angela Merkel and challenger Martin Schulz faced off in a telev...

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Global Macro Scoreboard: Venezuela El Paria

With the U.S. applying sanctions, Venezuela's worsening crisis leads our list of global macro issues in digital interest this week.

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Venezuela took the highest spot on the Scoreboard this week, as fresh U.S. sanctions have brought the country's political and social crisis back to the forefront of global markets....

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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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