Initial Guidance | 22 October 2014

Existing home sales hit highest level in 2014 | USA Today
Existing home sales last month were the strongest this year, but remained below year-earlier levels for the 11th straight month, the National Association of Realtors said Tuesday.
US Q3 Real GDP Still Looks Solid | First Trust
After 4.6% growth rate in Q2, we expect real GDP to rise at a 2.9% annual growth rate in Q3.
US Same-store sales eased 0.3% | IBD
Same-store sales eased 0.3% in the Oct. 18 week, ICSC-Goldman said. It helped nudge the yearly rise down to 2.1% from 3.8% in the prior week.
China seen staying away from rate cuts | South China Morning Post
China’s central bank is likely to hold its line against an interest rate cut even as growth slows to a quarter-century trough, as the politics of reform influence the conduct of monetary policy, government sources involved in internal policy discussions say.
Ukraine’s Vote, Russia’s Fate | Project Syndicate
When Ukraine’s voters go to the polls on October 26, not only the fate of their country will be at stake; so will the future of a significant part of Europe.