Bond rally breaks records as investors race to safety

Global economy anxieties and Brexit fears take a grip on sentiment
FRANCE-FINANCE-STOCKS-MARKET-AUREL...A Trader watches screens on August 18, 2011 in Paris in an office of the French investment company Aurel BGC. World stock markets tumble on lingering economic worries, with the heaviest losses in Europe amid the region's uncertain debt crisis, as investors await the release of key data from the United States which is suffering its own deficit strains. AFP PHOTO ERIC PIERMONT (Photo credit should read ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images)

The global rally in government bonds broke records on Friday while equities buckled as a combination of anxiety over the world economy and Britain’s referendum on EU membership sent investors racing to safety.