US STOCKS-Wall St set to open higher as Britain votes on EU

jueves 23 de junio de 2016 08:51 GYT

* Futures touch their highest in a month

* Oil, sterling surge; gold falls

* Futures up: Dow 149 pts, S&P 18 pts, Nasdaq 38.75 pts (Adds details, comment; updates prices)

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

June 23 (Reuters) - Wall Street was set for an upbeat open on Thursday as investors bet on Britain remaining in the European Union, a scenario that would avert a possible financial crisis.

Markets across the globe have been rattled over the past two weeks as investors speculated about the consequences of Britain's exit from the European union, including the unraveling of the bloc.

The "Remain" camp has found 52 percent favor, according to an Ipsos MORI poll conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday. The final result of the referendum will be known on Friday.

U.S. markets also took solace in Fed Chair Janet Yellen's two-day testimony this week when she expressed optimism about the economy and downplayed the chances of a recession this year.

Wall Street dipped in thin but volatile trading on Wednesday as people kept off from making big bets ahead of the British referendum.   Continuación...