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Monday, April 24, 2017

The price of oil fell by 5% in anticipation of the exit of Britain from the EU


On the background of preliminary results of referendum on UK membership in the EU the price of a barrel of Brent crude fell by 5%, the price of an ounce of gold has soared by $ 50.

According to forecasts from the BBC, the referendum, the country will leave the EU: the number of Britons who voted for the country’s withdrawal from the EU in a referendum, exceeded 8 million people.

Following the report the pound against the dollar fell below the mark of 1.35. According to trading on 06:02 GMT, the pound sterling is the 1,34789 dollar, reports TASS.

Supporters of European integration initially was leading in the vote count, but later the situation changed. The first cities that supporters of Brexit (British exit – “British exit”) was recorded, was the Sunderland and Swindon. Them out of the EU was supported by the majority of voters in such important cities like Middlesbrough, Swansea, Southend-on-sea.

As of 03:40 (05:40 GMT) officially announced the results in 198 constituency of 382. For an exit from the EU at the moment, read 8 078 524 million ballots (52%). For the UK remaining in the European Union voted 7 552 319 Britons (48%).

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