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. North Korea: North Korea has sent an ambassador to attend the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities in New York City, according to a report from Pyongyang’s state news agency KCNA. The reason for his arrival is not interesting; the timing of it is. The last North Korean diplomat to visit the United States had his visa revoked at the last minute. Pyongyang just tested four anti-ship missiles, so let’s see whether the visit actually takes place – and whether there are any more signs of escalation on the Korean Peninsula. Oil: The price of Brent crude has fallen to about $48 per barrel despite the highly publicized production cut extensions of most major producers. The United States, however, has increased crude production and exports. Is that why prices have fallen, or are there other reasons? Is […]

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