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: A draft U.N. Security Council resolution written by the United States will reportedly ban all sales of oil products to North Korea. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said that if the council fails to pass new sanctions on North Korea, he has an executive order ready for Trump to sign that would levy sanctions on any country that trades with the North. Meanwhile, the U.S. is downplaying speculation that it will support the deployment of tactical nukes on the Korean Peninsula – a major concern for Beijing, which has said it would support additional sanctions. The strength of the new sanctions