US STOCKS-Wall St set to open sharply higher as Brexit worries ease

lunes 20 de junio de 2016 08:47 GYT

* Britain to vote on EU membership on Thursday

* Oil prices rise for second straight days

* Futures up: Dow 212 pts, S&P 26.25 pts, Nasdaq 55.75 pts (Adds details, comments, updates prices)

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

June 20 (Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open sharply higher on Monday after polls over the weekend showed an increased possibility of Britain remaining in the European Union.

Global markets went into a tizzy last week as investors unsure over the fallout of Britain's vote on Thursday fled to safe-haven assets such as the yen and gold.

However, polls showed that the "Remain" campaign had gathered favor over the weekend, causing a rebound in the British pound.

Oil prices were on track to mark their largest two-day rise in a month as investor confidence in the risky asset rose and the strength of the dollar weakened.

"Everyone is going to hold their breath until Thursday or Friday, when we get to know the result of the British referendum," said Adam Hewison, chief executive of in Maryland.   Continuación...