Sterling, bond yields gain as Brexit views shift

Sterling and bond yields rose on Friday as traders tried to assess whether the killing of a pro-European Union British lawmaker may change the balance of opinions in Britain’s upcoming referendum on EU membership.

U.S. stocks ended the day with losses, though MSCI’s all-country world stock index .MIWD00000PUS was up 0.5 percent.

Campaigning for the June 23 referendum, which somewhat overshadowed this week’s U.S. and Japanese central bank meetings, was put on hold after British Member of Parliament Jo Cox was shot dead on Thursday.

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