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    UK Business Confidence Reeling From Brexit Vote – Poll

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    The United Kingdom’s decision to withdraw from the European Union dealt a heavy blow to business confidence in the country, new figures have shown.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Surveys conducted by the leading UK pollster YouGov among decision-makers in UK firms of all sizes ahead and after the EU referendum suggest that businesses are "in a state of shock."

    The business confidence index dropped to 105.0 points from 112.6 in the space of a week, the London-based market researcher said. The index tracking optimism in the state of the United Kingdom's economy fell to 86.8 points from 105.1.

    UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne held numerous talks with business leaders and heads of financial institutions in the days after the vote. He met banking chiefs earlier today in a new attempt to calm fears in the financial markets.

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