What follows are the preliminary findings for issues identified in the daily Watch Lists this week. We are only sending findings that we regard as significant or potentially significant to keep this list manageable. We have findings for all the Watch List items. Should you be interested in findings not listed here, please contact us and we will email them to you. To emphasize, you can contact us if there is an item not included here for which you’d like to see the findings. Our goal, as always, is to focus on what matters and not on things that don’t. Items from Aug. 28 South Korea: The South Korean defense minister and the head of the Japanese National Security Council are visiting the United States following the most recent round of North Korean missile tests. We need to see what comes out of their meetings. Finding: See our Reality Check published Aug. 30. Turkey: We need to analyze the Turkish economy. Banks have grown thanks in part to government deposit guarantees. Property sales to foreign investors increased by 65 percent in July year over year. Home sales increased 19 percent in July month over month. Is this kind of growth sustainable? […]

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