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Markets use the bookmakers to gauge Brexit sentiment

Markets use the bookmakers to gauge Brexit sentiment
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By Euronews with Agencies
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As last few hours tick down before Britain's EU referendum the directors of 51 FTSE 100 companies have signed a letter in support of Britain remaining in the European Union.

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As last few hours tick down before Britain’s EU referendum the directors of 51 FTSE 100 companies have signed a letter in support of Britain remaining in the European Union.

The ‘Remain’ camp said the letter, addressed to ‘The Times’, shows business and finance wants to stay in the EU.

A thousand small biz tell 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 (EUSmallBiz) June 22, 2016

‘Remain’ added that the companies on the list employ 1.75 million people.

On the markets the pound closed in on its strongest level for five months.

The markets are following the polls and the bookmakers after the chance of Brexit fell from 43 percent to 25 percent in a week.

Oil and copper led gains in commodities.

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.

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