Initial Guidance | 8 October 2014

Growth worries grip stocks, oil | Reuters
European stock markets fell for a second day on Wednesday, pushing world share indexes back towards their lowest in six months as concern mounts over the strength of global economic growth.
Fed’s Dudley Says Bets on Mid-2015 Rate Hike Reasonable | Wall St Journal
Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley said Tuesday the U.S. central bank can likely hold off on raising short-term interest rates until 2015 given the expected path of the economy.
Global Growth Disappoints, Recovery Pace Uneven & Country-Specific | IMF
The IMF forecasts global growth to average 3.3 percent in 2014―unchanged from 2013―and to rise to 3.8 percent in 2015.
US job openings at 13-year high in August | US Labor Dept
There were 4.8 million job openings on the last business day of August, up from 4.6 million in July, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
US Consumer credit growth decelerates to 9-mo low in Aug | Federal Reserve
In August, consumer credit increased at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5%.
Bundesbank’s Weidmann Criticizes ECB’s Stimulus | Wall St Journal
German Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann criticized the European Central Bank’s decision to buy private-sector bonds and chastised France for budgetary laxness, taking a hard line against new stimulus just before high-level International Monetary Fund meetings.