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.
Russia: The Russian defense minister says rearmament targets for the Russian army and navy will be maintained in 2017. The chief of Missile Troops and Artillery said his troops’ weaponry will be upgraded by 2021. These are both signals that Russia is not cutting its defense spending in 2017, despite speculation that it would due to economic problems. These budget sections were not made public, so finding information is difficult. But if Russia is not cutting defense spending as hinted, it could have negative long-term economic effects. Let’s keep an eye on this.
Mexico: Mexico’s National Coordinator