Consensus among Global Investors that Brexit will Damage European Economy

Investors braced for stock market turmoil in UK and Europe if Britain leaves the European Union

Emma Simon 16 June, 2016 | 1:24PM
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With just a week to go to the EU Referendum, there is almost universal agreement amongst global investors that a Brexit vote would cause havoc on stock markets and damage both the UK and European economy.

This consensus among investors seems in stark contrast to the divided views of politicians about the financial consequences of the UK leaving the European Union.

The study, by the Rivel Research Group found that just 3% of UK investors thought the European economy would improve if Britain was to exit the European Union. This negative sentiment was just as strong among continental European investors, with only 2% of respondents expecting the European economy to be better off in a Britain-less future.

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Emma Simon

Emma Simon  is a financial journalist, specialising in investment and consumer issues, writing for Morningstar.co.uk