The items listed below represent potential emerging issues that our analysts are tracking. These can be long term or short term, but will be updated daily. If an item on our Watch List becomes critical, we will email you a full analysis explaining its significance.
Each Saturday, we will follow up our daily Watch List for each week with our conclusions on these issues.
Iran: The value of Iran’s currency has been falling for over two months and currently sits at 61,000 rials to the dollar. We are also seeing reports of continued protests in Khuzestan province. These conditions can undermine President Hasan Rouhani’s position. How bad is the Iranian economy, and has it deteriorated further since early January? Can we detect any signs of protest outside of the Arab area of Khuzestan?
Vietnam: The Hanoi People’s Court sentenced six people to 7-15 years in prison for trying to overthrow the government. From March 2013 to July 2017, the accused established the Brotherhood