Oil falls 6% on UK referendum data

11:20, 24 June 2016
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World oil prices have lost more than 6% on the results of the referendum in the UK on EU membership, Russian business news agency PRIME has reported with reference to trading data.

REUTERS

"As of 06:48 GMT, Brent crude futures' August front-month contract fell by 6.52%, to $47.58 a barrel, while U.S. crude futures' August contract fell by 6.69%, to $46.75 a barrel," the report says.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on Thursday, the UK held a referendum on the country's EU membership.

Read alsoUK referendum pushes pound to more than 30-year lowDespite the fact that the official results of the final count have not been announced yet, the available data show that more than 16.7 million people expressed their will for the country to withdraw from the European Union. This is enough to summarize the results of the referendum.

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