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.
Germany: Factory output increased 3 percent in August year over year, an indication of strong demand and a sign that GDP growth is still higher than we expected. Unemployment rates have reached a record low. We will continue to review our forecast of Germany.
Syria: Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, a coalition of jihadists led by the al-Qaida affiliate in Syria known as Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, is said to have formed a government in northern Syria that opposes intervention by Iran, Turkey and Russia. According to reports, the government is a result of the Syrian General Conference, which was held in mid-September. Hayat