US STOCKS-Wall St set for lower open as Brexit vote, Fed meet loom

lunes 13 de junio de 2016 09:06 GYT

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By Yashaswini Swamynathan

June 13 (Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open lower on Monday, mirroring a selloff in global stock markets as investors fled to safe-haven assets ahead of the Brexit vote.

Britain's chances of leaving the European Union stood at their highest since the June 23 referendum was announced four months ago.

"Wall Street is likely to be a little off today on some nervousness around the Brexit vote," said John Brady, managing director of institutional sales at R.J. Brien & Associates in Chicago.

The U.S. Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday to decide when to raise interest rates for the second time in nearly a decade.

Fed Chair Janet Yellen, who had been dropping hints of a rate hike most of last month, was more vague last week on its timing after dismal May hiring data and a possible Brexit raised concerns about the strength of the economy.   Continuación...