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Watch list

A list of securities selected for special surveillance by a brokerage, exchange, or regulatory organization; firms on the list are often takeover targets, companies planning to issue new securities, or stocks showing unusual activity.
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Watch List

A list of securities that the SEC or other body is observing closely because their companies are suspected of regulatory or legal violations, or because it has simply attracted an unusual amount of attention recently. For example, a company about to make a new issue of stock may be placed on the watch list to ensure that it abides by all regulations, even if it has never been suspected of violating any.
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watch list

A roster of securities that are under scrutiny for a special reason. For example, a watch list may be established for stock that has exhibited an unusual trading volume or for debt securities that have reduced quality ratings.
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The USTR today released its annual Special 301 Report and included the following 11 countries on its "priority watch list:" China, Indonesia, India, Algeria, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Ukraine, Argentina, Chile, and Venezuela.
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After inclusion in the watch list, the police can check the land grabbers' and their kin's bank accounts besides seeking details of their properties.
The United States removed one country from the list - Uzbekistan - but kept it on the watch list.
A new Speculation Watch List issued by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development yesterday (Tuesday) details rent-regulated buildings that were sold for higher-than-average prices recently.
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