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.
Turkmenistan: Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov received proposals to start privatizing state energy, transport and communications enterprises as well as infrastructure facilities. The government is also reportedly pressuring construction firms to drop their claims against Ashgabat for unpaid contracts. We need to understand where Turkmenistan expects the money from privatization to come from. We also need to assess whether the unpaid construction contracts in any way threaten the government or social stability.
Trans-Pacific Partnership: Eleven countries struck a broad agreement in principle on