Initial Guidance | 15 October 2014

US-led air strikes intensify as Syria conflict destabilises Turkey | Reuters
American-led forces have sharply intensified air strikes in the past two days against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria’s Turkish border after the jihadists’ advance began to destabilise Turkey.
Oil Falls to Four-Year Low as Bond Yields Drop to Records | Bloomberg
Crude oil fell to the lowest level in almost four years and yields on government bonds from Germany to Spain dropped to records on evidence growth is slowing.
U.K. Jobless Rate Lowest Since Late 2008 | RTT News
The jobless rate fell to 6 percent during June to August, the lowest since late 2008 and down from 6.5 percent seen in March to May period.
German inflation steady but still low | MarketWatch
German inflation remained stable at a very low level in September, Germany’s Federal Statistics Office said Wednesday, keeping the European Central Bank under pressure to add further stimulus boost the eurozone economy.
China inflation slows to near five-year low | BBC
Inflation in China eased to a near five-year low in September, adding to further evidence of a slowdown in the world’s second largest economy.