Initial Guidance | 4 January 2016

● US jobless claims rise to 6-mo high for week through Dec 26 | RTT
● US Consumer Comfort Index turns higher at 2015’s close | Bloomberg
● Caixin China General Mfg PMI slips further into red zone in Dec | Markit
● PMI: Eurozone manufacturing ends 2015 on a high | Markit
● PMI: Upturn in Germany’s mfg sector continues at yearend | Markit
● Saudi Arabia severs ties with Iran; questions loom in volatile region | CNN