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. Brazil: Brazil’s central bank announced it will study a system of directed credit for real estate, agriculture, microcredit and the Brazilian Development Bank. We need to understand the reasons for this potential change and whether a dual credit market will be implemented. If so, let’s identify challenges for the Brazilian economy. Syria-Turkey: The Turkish military said on Dec. 21 that with the support of opposition ground and air forces, a road between the strategic Syrian cities of al-Bab and Aleppo is now under their control. At the same time, Turkish soldiers reportedly were wounded and killed in al-Bab while fighting Islamic State. Let’s see what this means for ground advancement in Syria. Russia: New reports have surfaced of protests by employees and union members in Russia’s eastern regions. In eastern Siberia, 180 employees of a Cheremkhovo […]

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