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.
U.S.: President-elect Donald Trump is taking credit for Ford Motor Co.’s decision to scrap plans for a factory in Mexico and add 700 jobs in Michigan. Analysts cited by The Washington Post say Ford was planning to do this anyway to further long-term goals. There is much moaning and gnashing of teeth in the Mexican press over this. Let’s look into the real reasons Ford decided to take these steps.
Ethiopia: Ethiopia frequently appeared on our Watch Lists in the middle of 2016 because of unrest aimed at the government, but the country has turned conspicuously quiet. Let’s do an update on Ethiopia.