US STOCKS-Wall St opens lower as Apple drags, investors remain wary

viernes 17 de junio de 2016 09:57 GYT

* Britain suspends referendum campaigning

* Apple drags all three indexes

* Indexes down: Dow 0.27 pct, S&P 0.31 pct, Nasdaq 0.56 pct (Updates to open)

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

June 17 (Reuters) - A drop in Apple dragged down all three major U.S. stock indexes on Friday even as investors remained wary of global economic growth worries and an impending referendum on Britain's European Union membership.

Britain will vote on June 23, an event that has weaved in uncertainty across the globe, battering stocks and bond yields for the past week and spiking demand for safe-haven assets such as gold and the yen.

However, the murder of a pro-"Remain" British politician on Thursday led to the suspension of campaigning for the referendum.

Analysts said the incident could rally a sentiment supporting Britain to remain in the EU, at a time when the "Leave" campaign was gathering momentum.

Risky assets such as oil were back in favor on Friday, with the commodity rising more than 2.5 percent, the first time in seven days. The S&P energy sector was the only index in positive territory.   Continuación...