Equities, sterling soar as Brexit fears ease

|By:, SA News Editor

Global equities have their rally caps back on after weekend polls suggested Britain was more likely to vote to remain in the EU in Thursday's referendum.

Sterling is getting a massive boost on the news, with the pound up 2% against the dollar at $1.4646.

Campaigning activities have also resumed in the U.K. as both camps tone down their rhetoric following the killing of Labour Party lawmaker Jo Cox.

Asia: Japan +2.3%. Hong Kong +1.7%. China +0.1%. India +0.9%.

Europe: London +2.7%. Paris +3.3%. Frankfurt +3.5%.

U.S. futures: Dow +1.2%. S&P +1.2%. Nasdaq +1.3%.

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