Thursday, April 17, 2014

News - Daily Summary

In Ukraine there were more clashes and protests. Three separatists were killed and several were wounded when they attempted to overrun a Ukrainian military installation. In Geneva the foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, the E.U., and the U.S. hammered out a de-escalation agreement. Unfortunately no one for the separatists was in attendance and they probably did not get the memo. Though civil war has not yet broken out, tensions are high and things could escalate further quickly. In Venezuela things have calmed down. Probably as a response to Easter. No major news out of Syria and the rest of the middle east was quiet as well. Nothing for North korea. South Korea is dealing with the sinking of a ferry with hundreds still unaccounted for. The search for the missing Malaysian aircraft continues without any major developments.

In the U.S. the rally on Wall street seems to have lost some steam, but stocks edged up a bit (except for the DOW which was down a bit). Google stock sold off today after reported revenue and earnings (which were up) disappointed investors. There were no other major stories today.

It looks as if the world is preparing for easter and we had another day in the calm before the storm.

What do you think?