April 19 2014 Latest news:
Shares have been in a risk-off mode recently, primarily as a result of the worsening situation in the Ukraine.
As we enter the second quarter of the year, international developments are still casting a cloud over equity markets and other risk assets.
As we head to the end of the first quarter of 2014, investors are pondering the outlook for the second quarter and beyond.
Although markets have not succumbed to the downward pressure the continuing unrest in Ukraine is generating, they are not making much positive progress either.