UPDATE 3-Britain's May meets Goldman, Amazon, IBM to discuss post-Brexit investment

Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:40pm EDT
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* May meets Wall Street and business chiefs in New York

* Britain wants to reassure and hear U.S. investors

* Investors trying to assess the shape of Brexit

* May says she will get the right deal for Britain (Adds details from meeting, comments from May)

By Guy Faulconbridge

NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May met business chiefs from firms including Goldman Sachs , IBM and Amazon.com on Monday in an attempt to reassure investors after her country's shock vote to leave the European Union.

The June 23 vote took many investors and chief executives by surprise, triggering the deepest political and financial turmoil in Britain since World War Two and the biggest ever one-day fall in sterling against the dollar.

"Every working day in the United Kingdom one million people wake up and go to work for an American company. And every day in the United States one million people wake up and go to work for a UK company," May told the business leaders.

"So you see there is reciprocity," said May, who is in New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly. "The UK is going to be out there. We will be looking for business. And ladies and gentlemen, please feel free to invest in the UK."   Continued...