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September 15, 2022

Argentina | BBVA Research Big Data Consumption Indicator (Sep-22)

In August, total consumption with BBVA cards fell 2.9% YoY in real terms, thus returning to negative ground after July's increase. Most of the items contracted after the good performance they had had last month.

August 11, 2022

Argentina | BBVA Research Big Data Consumption Indicator (Ago-22)

Total consumption with BBVA cards grew 6.5% YoY in July in real terms, reversing the negative performance of June, as did the great majority of categories.

August 4, 2022

Colombia | BBVA Big Data Consumption Tracker. August 2022.

In July, household consumption continued its deceleration process, which was generalized to all cities and types of spending. The greater moderation in the purchase of goods compared to services stood out, although the latter also presented lower growth compared to the previous year.

July 22, 2022

Argentina | BBVA Research Big Data Consumption Indicator (Jul-22)

In June, total consumption with BBVA cards, in real terms, fell 4.2% YoY, the lowest value since February 2021. Spending declines are evident in all categories.

July 13, 2022

China | Measuring news media sentiment using Big Data for Chinese stock markets

We construct five sentiment measures based on the GDELT database, representing the Tone, Optimism, Attention, Tone Dispersion, and Emotional Polarity of Chinese stock markets. All these news media sentiment measures are shown to have significant predictive power for Chinese stock market returns and volatilities.

July 8, 2022

Colombia | BBVA Big Data Consumption Tracker. July 2022.

In June, consumption moderated despite a VAT-free day with a significant positive impact. Spending on services slowed the most. Still, consumption growth remains at high rates.

June 23, 2022

Argentina | BBVA Research Big Data Consumption Indicator (May-22)

In May, total consumption with BBVA cards, in real terms, grew 10.2% YoY. The latest data from our real time indicators show a weakness in the economic recovery process.

June 13, 2022

China | What media sentiments tell us about China’s financial vulnerabilities?

The first half of 2022 is fraught with negative shocks to the Chinese economy. The default of Evergrande Group, mounting geopolitical risks concerns and the sweep of Omicron variant etc. not only brought strong headwinds to economic growth but also resulted in the deterioration of China’s financial vulnerabilities.