In the UK, summed up the results of the referendum, 51.9% of British voters made their choice in favor of the country's exit from the EU. Global stock markets, as well as foreign exchange commodity market began to react well before summing up the final results. As soon as the intermediate data showed superiority in favor of the eurosceptics, the British pound, the euro, oil prices, European, American and Asian stocks plummeted.
The pair GBP / USD marched down the nearly 20 figures. Such large-scale weakening of the British currency was last observed in 2008, when the world economy was gripped by crisis. He fell and the euro, the euro / dollar with a mark of 1,138 rolled up 1,091, or 4.2%. Against the background of strengthening the dollar adjusted prices of some commodities denominated in US dollars, including oil.
However, gold as a protective asset showed growth, which is a testament to investor panic and a desire to hedge against risks. At the moment the price of the precious metal rose by 8.6%.
In premarket trading the major US stock indexes down on average by 4%. Panic and succumbed to the Russian stock market, on average, major stock indexes fell by 4%, too. The Russian ruble was quite resistant to external storms, moderate growth shows only a couple of dollar / ruble, euro / ruble has not changed its position in relation to yesterday's day.
By the middle of the day "bears" gradually began to recede. However, the negative situation on the markets will prevail all day and will probably hook the next week.
Results of the referendum in the UK were the signal for many investors that the EU's integrity and stability of the European economy is under attack. His desire to leave the union of the British government voiced several years ago, but then few people took that idea seriously. The referendum - it is a step, which increases the chances of the country's exit from the EU. Britain has positioned itself as a democratic country and is unlikely to not fulfill the will of the people.
Exit the UK from the EU, the third economy in Europe, the Union cause damage not only economic, but also lead to a redistribution of political forces in the European Union, and here, of course, become the absolute leader of Germany. also will be consequences for the economy of the Albion branch of the EU, but mainly it promises temporary material losses. After all, the country is actually not part of the euro zone, has its own currency, its central bank and conducts independent from the EU economic, monetary and monetary policy. With regard to trading conditions, it is unlikely that anything will change.
Transferring the political forces in the UK will, in fact it is the collapse of the Conservative Party's policy, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced his resignation. He promised to leave his post in September, when the new successor will be prepared.
Perhaps the separation of the country will push to separate Scotland from the UK, as the Scots were in favor of the preservation of EU membership. Let me remind you that a referendum on the issue held on the island in September 2014. Then 55.3% of voters opposed the independence of Scotland, wanting to separate proved to 44.7%. The odds are not so great. If the country wants to remain in the Union, the only possible way to do this would be its separation from the United Kingdom and the association with the EU as an independent state.
Well, perhaps the most dramatic that may occur after the release of the UK from the European Union, it is the collapse of the Union. As they say in Russia: bad example is contagious. No one is safe from the fact that a number of other EU member states will follow the example of Great Britain.