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: Media in the Russian region of Tatarstan say a banking crisis is unfolding there. The reports include potential runs on banks and capital raises as well as a ratings downgrade for the region’s largest bank. Let’s figure out what’s going on and whether any potential for contagion exists. Let’s also assess how much it will cost Moscow to rescue these banks.
Turkey: In the days leading up to New Year’s, the Hürriyet newspaper reported a series of power blackouts in Istanbul. The Ministry of Energy said the blackouts were due to damage to transmission towers, possibly caused by harsh weather