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November 6, 2019

Geo-World: Conflict & Protest October

The US army killed ISIS leader al-Baghdadi. Meanwhile, Turkey brokered separate deals with U.S. and Russia to ensure a safe zone in northern Syria. The UK decided to hold general elections as the EU granted the country a Brexit extension until January 31. The US and China trade war eased with a “phase one” trade deal.

November 5, 2019

Nowcasting Turkish unemployment using real time data from Google

Turkish unemployment data is published with a significant delay (nearly three months), making it difficult to analyze the labor market in advance. In order to assess the evolution of the unemployment in high frequency, we have developed a dynamic model combining both the Business Cycle and Google searches for jobs.

October 23, 2019

INE - European Statistics Day: BBVA Research experience using Big Data

Big data techniques help us to enrich traditional databases with high dimensional data, but there are still some challenges we have to face. Real time data, combined with historical data may end up changing the way in which economists approach empirical questions and the tools they use to answer them.

October 14, 2019

Opportunities and challenges of using big data for policy analysis at BBVA Research

Big data helps us to enrich databases and improve economic indicators, at the same time allow us to understand and represent multidimensional indexes in a simple way. But the use of unstructured and massive data could be a challenge to traditional techniques, making the data treatment a crucial part of the working process.

October 2, 2019

Geo-World: Conflict & Protest September

On the 70th anniversary of China, violent protests took place in Hong Kong. Meanwhile hope has increased for US-China trade talks. US House announced that would officially launch an impeachment inquiry against Trump. In UK, the Brexit agenda has intensified. Drone attacks against Saudi oil facilities have increased risks.

September 4, 2019

Geo-World: Conflict & Protest August

Protests in Hong Kong escalated further in August. Possible Chinese attempts to interfere in the political crisis in Hong Kong could trigger more risks. Meanwhile, China and the United States retaliated against each other with new tariffs signaling that the trade rift will continue for a while.

August 12, 2019

What do the media and social networks tell us about the fintech phenomenon?

Digital transformation and technological advances have drastically changed the way in which consumers and businesses interact.

August 6, 2019

Geo-World: Conflict & Protest July

Massive protests have taken place in Hong Kong due to the extradition bill. Tensions between U.S. and China increased. Boris Johnson has been appointed as the new PM of UK. Iran related disputes are still alive. TANAP pipeline project that will carry natural gas to Europe via Turkey has been ended.