US STOCKS-Wall Street erases losses as Brexit campaigning suspended

jueves 16 de junio de 2016 14:47 GYT

* EU vote campaigning suspended after lawmaker shot dead

* Looming Brexit vote has been rattling markets

* Energy shares down as oil tumbles

* Dow up 0.32 pct, S&P up 0.05 pct, Nasdaq down 0.13 pct (Updates to late afternoon)

By Lewis Krauskopf

June 16 (Reuters) - Wall Street erased losses on Thursday as investors sought to digest the implications of a British lawmaker's death on the country's impending referendum to leave the European Union.

The S&P 500 index edged higher after five straight sessions of losses, a day after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged but signaled it still planned two hikes this year.

A British member of Parliament was shot dead in the street in northern England, causing the temporary suspension of campaigning for next week's referendum on EU membership. The lawmaker, Jo Cox, had been a vocal supporter of Britain remaining in the European Union.

The prospect of Britain's voting to leave in the June 23 referendum has been rattling markets.   Continuación...