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UK funds raise stocks to pre-Brexit levels as snap election called - Reuters poll

LONDON British fund managers raised their equity holdings to pre-Brexit levels in April, a Reuters poll showed on Friday, with some investors betting that a Conservative win in the June 8 snap election may lead to a better deal with the European Union.

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Bank of England's Carney calls for UK-EU deal on bank rules after Brexit

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UK investors cut equity holdings, raise cash to 4-month highs

LONDON British fund managers cut their equity holdings and raised cash levels to four-month highs in March, a monthly Reuters poll showed on Friday, with some citing political risk including concerns over U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to deliver.

Market Analysis, 31 Mar 2017

Global funds cut U.S., UK equities; eye Trump, Brexit risks

LONDON Global investors cut U.S. equity exposure in March on growing doubts about the "Trumpflation" rally, and slashed UK stock holdings to 5-1/2-year lows over worries about Brexit and a possible break-up of the United Kingdom.

Market Analysis, Japan 31 Mar 2017

European funds' UK equity exposure nears 7-year low on Brexit

LONDON European investors have cut British equity holdings to nearly seven-year lows and cut their exposure to UK bonds amid growing concern over the ramifications of Brexit and the impact of a possible Scottish secession on the economy and currency.

Market Analysis, 31 Mar 2017