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Michael Stott: Obama broadside could be decisive in Brexit battle

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David Cameron and Barack Obama walk from 10 Downing Street, London after a meeting on April 22.   © Reuters

The risk of Britain voting to leave the European Union in a June referendum has been rising steadily since the start of the year, unsettling business and markets from Asia to America.

     With commodity prices still low and growth weak, finance ministers from the Group of 20 leading economies noted in a communique earlier this year, "the shock of a potential U.K. exit from the European Union" would add to the woes facing the global economy.

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