Initial Guidance | 9 October 2014

German exports fall 5.8%, deepest since Jan. 2009 | MarketWatch
German exports in August suffered their biggest monthly fall since January 2009, adding to a recent spate of dismal economic indicators from Europe’s largest economy, data from the country’s Federal Statistics Office showed.
Dollar hits fresh 2-week low in wake of dovish Fed minutes | Reuters
The dollar hit a two-week low versus a basket of currencies on Thursday, after minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve’s last meeting prompted markets to push out expectations for the likely timing of an interest rate rise.
Stagnation for 5 years is likely for eurozone, says Nobel laureate | Telegraph
Michael Spence says bold decisions are needed to lift the 18-nation bloc out of its moribund state
Leading indicators: weakening Eurozone growth; stability elsewhere | OECD
Composite leading indicators, designed to anticipate turning points in economic activity relative to trend, point to a mixed outlook across major economies, characterised by weakening growth in the Euro area and stable growth in most other major economies.
Time to Look at High Yield Again | Pimco
Given PIMCO’s view for a lower-growth global economy and subdued interest rates over the foreseeable future – an outlook we call The New Neutral – the case for high yield bonds is a compelling one, both as a tactical and strategic allocation.