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UK funds cut stocks, dash for cash and bonds amid Brexit vote tremors

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LONDON - UK investors have cut equity holdings, raised bond allocations to nine-month highs and are holding the largest proportion of their money in cash since January as Britain's shock Brexit vote and worries about the world economy and politics hurt sentiment.

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Looking for Brexit-proof portfolios? Try drugs, alcohol and tobacco

LONDON Health, safety and even some traditional 'sin stocks' have already shown signs of weathering Brexit-related storms in European equity markets over the past week.

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Global M&A declines in second quarter as mega deals seen too risky

NEW YORK/LONDON The value of announced mergers and acquisitions (M&A) worldwide dropped by a third in the second quarter of 2016, as a wave of transactions were abandoned in the wake of concerns over regulatory and tax risks or national security.

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Analysis: U.S.-UK alliance seen outweighing Brexit trade concerns

WASHINGTON The United States looks unlikely to follow through on a threat to relegate Britain to second-class trade status once its ally leaves the European Union, as it weighs the potential costs of undermining the countries' close diplomatic and military ties.

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UK housebuilders plunge on Brexit recession fears

LONDON UK housebuilders have lost as much as 40 percent of their value since Britain voted to leave the EU, as the threat of recession erased their standing as safe haven stocks.

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Brexit a knockout punch to Fed's interest rate divergence mantra

WASHINGTON Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union may tie the U.S. Federal Reserve to near zero interest rates for far longer than expected, according to new research indicating the U.S. central bank is now tightly bound to international economic conditions.

Leading UK fund manager Buxton sees Britain entering recession

LONDON Britain's decision to leave the European Union is likely to result in the country entering into recession, said Richard Buxton, head of UK equities at Old Mutual Global Investors.

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UK markets shudder after Brexit vote, sterling hits 31-year low

LONDON 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 as Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union triggered turmoil on global financial markets on Friday. | Video

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Britain's financial sector reels after Brexit bombshell

LONDON Britain's 2.2 million financial industry workers face years of uncertainty and the risk of thousands of job cuts after the country voted to quit the European Union, an upheaval that threatens London's dominance of finance.

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Gold investors wrestle with Brexit vote in wild options dealings

NEW YORK Gold investors piled on near-term bullish and bearish options bets on Wednesday, racing to protect against whipsawing prices as Britons head to the polls to decide on the future of their European Union membership on Thursday, data showed.

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