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Markets use the bookmakers to gauge Brexit sentiment

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By Euronews  with Agencies
Markets use the bookmakers to gauge Brexit sentiment

<p>As last few hours tick down before Britain’s EU referendum the directors of 51 <span class="caps">FTSE</span> 100 companies have signed a letter in support of Britain remaining in the European Union. </p> <p>The ‘Remain’ camp said the letter, addressed to ‘The Times’, shows business and finance wants to stay in the EU.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A thousand small biz tell <a href="https://twitter.com/thetimes"><code>thetimes</a> we are <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/StrongerIn?src=hash">#StrongerIn</a> the EU <a href="https://t.co/iF8Z3h3jza">https://t.co/iF8Z3h3jza</a></p>&mdash; EU Small Business (</code>EUSmallBiz) <a href="https://twitter.com/EUSmallBiz/status/745511721700208642">June 22, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>‘Remain’ added that the companies on the list employ 1.75 million people.</p> <p>On the markets the pound closed in on its strongest level for five months.</p> <p>The markets are following the polls and the bookmakers after the chance of Brexit fell from 43 percent to 25 percent in a week. </p> <p>Oil and copper led gains in commodities.</p> <p>Gold slipped 0.1 percent, after sliding 2.4 percent over the last two days indicating investors are confident that Britain will remain in the EU. </p> <script id="infogram_0_brexit_opinion_polls" title="BREXIT OPINION POLLS" src="//e.infogr.am/js/embed.js?eeO" type="text/javascript"></script>