US says Scottish independence vote could have economic impact

The United States will closely follow the Scottish independence vote on Thursday because it has potentially big economic consequences, a top Obama administration official said.

Reuters| Last Updated: Sep 18, 2014, 04:31 AM IST

Los Angeles: The United States will closely follow the Scottish independence vote on Thursday because it has potentially big economic consequences, a top Obama administration official said.

"We think a strong, united UK is important as the UK has been one of our best and most reliable partners for a very long time," Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told students on Wednesday.

"It`s an internal debate within the UK right now but obviously there are potentially significant economic ramifications," he said.

"We`re all watching with great interest what happens tomorrow."