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. Germany: Social Democrats in North Rhine-Westphalia are pressing the German government to take tough action against banks to ensure foreign investors cannot avoid paying a German withholding tax on dividends. Other German states want a less aggressive approach. Let’s identify how this fits into the big picture banking issues facing Germany and the European Union. Myanmar: Reports have highlighted the role of political leader Aung San Suu Kyi in ongoing ethnic rebel fighting in Myanmar. The Kachin Independence Organization accuses her of cooperating with the military. Let’s obtain more background information on this political party and where it fits with current military-rebel dynamics. Iran: Twelve Iranian members of parliament signed a statement stating that during a closed-door meeting with Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif admitted “mistakes were made in […]

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