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.
Turkey: The Turkish economy continues to struggle. The lira continued its plunge today, despite efforts by the Turkish Central Bank to halt the slide by injecting $1.5 billion into the market yesterday. In addition, Turkey’s recently released manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index showed 2016 figures were significantly down, continuing a trend of contraction in manufacturing. We need a better read on Turkey’s economy and how these economic woes affect Turkish power.
China: On Jan. 9, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Daily featured an article about a political commissar of a division who was recently