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: Local Russian media reported that Titan-Barrikady, the main defense industrial complex in Volgograd region, will lay off workers in April. Some 40 people near retirement could lose their jobs. A worker said the plant only has state defense orders until 2018 and new orders are uncertain. We will look for additional anecdotal evidence that helps indicate what is being cut in defense spending.
Turkey: Turkey’s December 2016 unemployment rate reached 12.7 percent, the highest level since March 2010. This marks a 1.9 percent year-on-year increase and fits with the general trend of rising unemployment