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  • LONDON, June 24- British markets plunged on Friday, with sterling hitting a 31- year low in its biggest fall on record and UK stock futures pointing to a steep fall at the market open after Britons voted to leave the European Union. Bonds also sold off sharply, pushing UK government borrowing costs sharply higher, as traders and investors grappled with the market...

  • LONDON, June 24- Sterling plunged to its lowest in three decades and the value of London's big banks sank by the most since the 2008 financial crisis on Friday as Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union sparked turmoil on global financial markets. But sterling was still down more than 6 percent against the dollar by mid-morning in London, its biggest fall...

  • LONDON, June 24- UK financial markets braced for one of their most volatile days ever on Friday, with sterling hitting a 31- year low in its biggest fall in history after Britons voted to leave the EU and David Cameron said he would resign as prime minister. Government bond yields pointed to a new record low and UK and European stocks opened 8 percent lower,...

  • The vote is expected to deliver at least a short-term hit to growth in Britain and might push it into recession. It could prompt the Bank of England to cut interest rates to zero and test the willingness of creditors to keep on funding Britain's current account deficit. Further ahead, the implications of the vote will depend on what kind of trading relationship...

  • LONDON, June 24- British markets plunged on Friday, with sterling hitting a 31- year low in its biggest fall on record and UK stock futures pointing to a steep fall at the market open after Britons voted to leave the European Union. Bonds also sold off sharply, pushing UK government borrowing costs sharply higher, as traders and investors grappled with the market...

  • LONDON, June 24- Supporters of leaving the European Union seized the lead on Friday in the vote count from Britain's bitterly contested referendum, setting sterling on track for its biggest ever fall on world markets. In a mark of international concern, Japan's top currency diplomat Masatsugu Asakawa said he would consult with Finance Minister Taro Aso on how...

  • *Leave stronger than expected in northeast England. LONDON, June 24- Britain's bitterly contested referendum on whether to quit the European Union was too close to call on Friday as partial results showed a deeply divided nation, while the pound was hammered on growing market fears of a "Brexit". They scored close to 70 percent of the vote in Hartlepool in northeast...

  • LONDON, June 24- British markets plunged on Friday, with sterling on track for its biggest ever one-day fall and UK stock futures pointing to a steep fall at the market open, after EU vote counts indicated Britons could be on course to leave the European Union. London bankers working through the night said they hadn't seen anything like the volatility sweeping...

  • The Palace of Culture and Science is illuminated in Union Jack colours by Warsaw's capital authorities in support of Britain staying in the EU, in Warsaw, Poland.

    The motivations of Brexit supporters are similar to those sparking the rise of Donald Trump in the United States, two economists tell CNBC.

  • *Latest polls show support for "Remain" in Thursday's UK vote. *Investors remain cautious as UK voters closely divided. In the equity markets, London's FTSE was up 0.6 percent and neck and neck with German's DAX at the top of European leader board, both of which helped push MSCI's 46- country All World index higher.

  • *Latest polls show support for "Remain" in Thursday's UK vote. *Investors remain cautious as UK voters closely divided. HONG KONG, June 23- Sterling rose and Asian stocks crept higher in cautious trade on Thursday though many investors sought shelter in safe-haven assets such as the yen and government debt as they braced for Britain's vote on its fate in the...

  • *Latest polls show support for "Remain" in Thursday's UK vote. *Investors remain cautious as UK voters closely divided. HONG KONG, June 23- Asian stocks were up in hesitant trade on Thursday, as many investors sought shelter in safe-haven assets such as the Japanese yen and government debt as they braced for Britain's vote on its fate in in the European Union.

  • LONDON, June 22- Sterling slipped on Wednesday after an opinion poll gave the "Leave" campaign a one-point lead over those who want to keep Britain in the European Union, less than 15 hours before voting in a membership referendum begins. Sterling fell to as low as $1.4663 after Wednesday's poll, down from around $1.4712 before its release, then inched up to $1.4678...

  • LONDON, June 22- Sterling rose on Wednesday, hovering below a 5-1/ 2- month high against the dollar, as investors cut bets against the pound just a day before Britain votes on whether to remain in the European Union. It was at around 60 percent last Thursday before the murder of pro-EU lawmaker Jo Cox. Sterling was up 0.2 percent at $1.4685, having hit a peak of $1.4788 on...

  • Participants hold a British Union flag and an EU flag during a pro-EU referendum event at Parliament Square in London, Britain June 19, 2016.

    Using Kensho, we screened for the stocks that performed the best after events which suggested a U.K. exit from the EU and after news that hinted it would remain.

  • LONDON, June 22- Sterling rose on Wednesday, moving back towards a 5-1/ 2- month high against the dollar, as investors cut bets against the pound just a day before Britain votes on whether to remain in the European Union. While opinion polls suggested the vote on Thursday was too close to call, the implied probability of a vote to remain in the European Union was at 75...

  • June 21- Wall Street opened slightly higher on Tuesday, minutes before Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was scheduled to speak before the Senate Banking Committee on the monetary policy. "The markets like it when Janet Yellen speaks and in this case it looks like the weak May jobs number really spooked her. Wall Street, which rallied at the open on Monday, closed...

  • George Soros

    A decision by Britain to exit the EU would trigger off a sell-off in the pound, a decline in household income and a recession, according to Soros.

  • LONDON, June 21- Sterling pulled away from a 5-1/ 2- month high against the dollar on Tuesday after a poll showed the campaign for Britain to stay in the European Union has lost some of its lead ahead of Thursday's referendum on EU membership. Having earlier surged to $1.4788, its highest since the start of the year, sterling trimmed some of its gains to trade at...

  • June 21- Wall Street was set to open higher on Tuesday ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's comments on the economy and Britain's vote on its European Union membership. Yellen is expected to speak on the central bank's monetary policy before the Senate Banking Committee at 10:00 a.m. ET in Washington. Wall Street, which rallied at the open on Monday,...