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  • LONDON, June 24- Copper and other industrial metals slumped on Friday as concerns about economic growth rose after Britain voted to leave the European Union and the dollar soared. But the moves were not as strong as in other commodities, partly due to the key role of China, the world's biggest metals consumer. "But I suppose since because China is primarily the main...

  • LONDON, June 24- Following are reactions from world leaders and politicians on Friday to Britain's referendum vote to leave the European Union:. EUROPEAN COUNCIL PRESIDENT DONALD TUSK. I believe we now have a glorious opportunity: we can pass our laws and set our taxes entirely according to the needs of the UK economy...

  • LONDON, June 24- Britain voted to leave the European Union, forcing the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and dealing the biggest blow to the European project of greater unity since World War Two. Global financial markets plunged on Friday as results from a referendum showed a near 52-48 percent split for leaving a bloc that Britain joined more than 40...

  • David Cameron loses 'insane' gamble

    Well I wasn't surprised, says Martin Wolf, The Financial Times weighing in on the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron after his party's defeat in the Brexit referendum.

  • *Sterling falls 10 pct to lowest since before 1985 Plaza Accord. LONDON, June 24- Sterling sank 10 percent in value to its weakest since before the 1985 Plaza Accord on Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union, triggering a global rush of capital into the traditional security of the yen and the Swiss franc. Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said Prime...

  • LONDON, June 24- Ex-London mayor Boris Johnson, a leading campaigner for Britain to leave the EU and the bookmakers' favourite to replace David Cameron as Prime Minister, said nothing would change over the short term following the Brexit vote. Johnson said that in the future Britain would benefit from the vote to leave. "I believe we now have a glorious opportunity:...

  • LONDON, June 24- Gold soared as much as 8 percent to its highest in more than two years on Friday after Britain delivered a shock vote to leave the European Union, leaving investors to scurry for protection in the precious metal and other assets perceived as less risky. Spot gold peaked at $1,358.20 per ounce and was up 4.5 percent at $1,313 an ounce at 0958 GMT, while...

  • *BP to keep UK HQ despite vote. LONDON, June 24- Oil prices slumped by more than 6 percent on Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union, raising fears of a broader economic slowdown that could reduce demand. Financial markets have been worried for months about what Brexit, or a British exit from the European Union, would mean for Europe's future, but were...

  • Boris Johnson: Thank the British people

    Former London Mayor Boris Johnson delivers remarks on the departure of David Cameron on the heels of the leave campaign's victory.

  • *Futures on Wall St's VIX fear gauge jump. June 24- U.S. stock futures fell sharply in premarket trading on Friday in the wake of Britain's vote to quit the European Union, catapulting global markets into turmoil. The drops suggested Wall Street will open with steep losses, with the historic referendum delivering the biggest shock to the global financial system...

  • LONDON, June 24- British Prime Minister David Cameron was meeting Queen Elizabeth on Friday after he resigned following the country's vote to leave the European Union.

  • LONDON, June 24- Britain has voted to leave the European Union, forcing the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and dealing the biggest blow to the European project of greater unity since World War Two. Global financial markets plunged on Friday as results from a referendum showed a near 52-48 percent split for leaving a bloc that Britain joined more...

  • LONDON, June 24- David Cameron said he would resign as prime minister by October, after Britons ignored his plea to stay in the European Union and voted in a referendum to leave. Cameron addressed the world's media outside his Downing Street offices on Friday morning as financial markets pummelled sterling and investors sold off British shares after the 52-...

  • LONDON, June 24- Investors ran for the safety of top-rated German debt and ditched bonds in riskier southern Europe as Britain's vote to leave the European Union created the biggest shock to the euro zone's markets since its 2012 crisis. German bond yields-- an indication of government borrowing costs-- dropped to record lows while equivalents in the likes of...

  • LONDON, June 24- Britain has voted to leave the European Union, forcing the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and dealing the biggest blow to the European project of greater unity since World War Two. The pound fell as much as 10 percent against the dollar to levels last seen in 1985, on fears the decision could hit investment in the world's...

  • *BP to keep UK HQ despite vote. LONDON, June 24- Oil prices slumped by more than 6 percent on Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union, raising fears of a broader economic slowdown that could reduce demand for oil. Financial markets have been worried for months about what Brexit, or a British exit from the European Union, would mean for Europe's future, but...

  • LONDON, June 24- Following are reactions from world leaders and politicians on Friday to Britain's referendum vote to leave the European Union:. BRITISH PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON, WHO CAMPAIGNED TO KEEP BRITAIN IN. It looks like a sad day for Europe and Britain.

  • *Sterling falls 10 pct to lowest since before 1985 Plaza Accord. LONDON, June 24- Sterling sank 10 percent in value to its weakest since before the 1985 Plaza Accord on Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union, triggering a global rush of capital into the traditional security of the yen and the Swiss franc. By 0830 GMT, it had recovered from those lows to...

  • LONDON, June 24- Ex-London mayor Boris Johnson, a leading Brexit campaigner and the bookmakers' favourite to replace David Cameron as prime minister, was booed and jeered as he left his London home on Friday. He said nothing to waiting reporters as he was escorted to his car by police officers with shouts of "scumbag" ringing in his ear. Britons earlier voted in a...

  • LONDON, June 24- Oil prices slumped by more than 6 percent on Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union, raising fears of a broader economic slowdown that could reduce demand for oil. Financial markets have been worried for months about what Brexit, or a British exit from the European Union, would mean for Europe's future, but were clearly not fully...