US STOCKS-Wall St rebounds, snaps five-day losing streak

jueves 16 de junio de 2016 16:23 GYT

* EU vote campaigning suspended after British lawmaker shot

* June 23rd Brexit vote has been rattling markets

* Energy sector in the red as oil declines

* Indexes up: Dow 0.53 pct, S&P 0.31 pct, Nasdaq 0.21 pct (Updates to close of U.S. market)

By Lewis Krauskopf

June 16 (Reuters) - Wall Street closed higher on Thursday as investors digested the implications of a British lawmaker's death on the country's impending referendum on whether to leave the European Union.

The benchmark S&P 500 index snapped a five-day losing streak, after erasing sharp losses earlier in the session.

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...