IMF says Scotland 'yes' vote would create uncertainty

A "Yes" campaign supporter tries to disrupt a "No" campaign rally in Glasgow on Sept 11, 2014. The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday that a vote by citizens of Scotland for independence could raise many questions and upset markets in
A "Yes" campaign supporter tries to disrupt a "No" campaign rally in Glasgow on Sept 11, 2014. The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday that a vote by citizens of Scotland for independence could raise many questions and upset markets in the short term. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday that a vote by citizens of Scotland for independence could raise many questions and upset markets in the short term.

"The main immediate effect is likely to be uncertainty over the transition to a potentially new and different monetary, financial and fiscal framework in Scotland," said IMF spokesman Bill Murray.