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. Cyberattack: A major ransomware attack has affected computers and businesses across the world and is spreading. Severe damage has been reported in Ukraine, including by the central bank and infrastructure systems. Companies like Russian oil producer Rosneft and Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk have also been compromised. A researcher at cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has identified the virus as Petrwrap, a ransomware program. We need to find out what is being affected, and where and how fast this is spreading. We also need to know the origins of the virus and if there was a specific target. India-China: In the midst of U.S. President Donald Trump’s meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India and China are accusing each other of violating their territorial boundaries near India’s Sikkim region, situated between Nepal and Bhutan. […]

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