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. China: China’s foreign exchange reserves fell nearly $70 billion last month. The EU Chamber of Commerce in Beijing said several European companies have been unable to remit dividends abroad following the introduction of “disruptive” new exchange controls. We need to identify other capital flight controls that are in place and being planned. Syria: Let’s get a status update on the battle in Aleppo. There are reports that the Syrian army has taken over the old city of Aleppo. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is discussing Syria with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and meeting with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Additionally, several Syrian rebel factions on Wednesday proposed a five-day cease-fire in the eastern part of Aleppo for civilian evacuation. China-Myanmar: The Chinese Ministry of National Defense has refuted recent media reports claiming that missiles […]

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