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Asian Markets Start Day Higher as Brexit Vote Count Continues

Asian stock markets started the day up slightly Friday as the results of Britain’s referendum on its European Union membership began to come in. The pound sank against the U.S. dollar and the euro as the count in two polling districts gave the exit camp narrow wins. Sydney’s ASX 200 kicked off the day up just over a quarter of a percentage point. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 started with a gain of about three-quarters of a point, and the Kospi index in Seoul was up just over half a point. Gold...

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