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.
Iraq: According to news broadcaster Al Arabiya, Iraq’s Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) has reached the bank of the Tigris River. The battle for Mosul is constantly on our radar, but we need more information on this report in particular. If CTS has managed to push the Islamic State across the river or is close to doing so, it would represent a major step forward in the Iraqi campaign to retake Mosul from IS.
India: A report by the All India Manufacturers’ Organisation says that small services companies in India cut a third of jobs and saw their revenues cut in half in the month after the government demo