Sterling soars due to weekend polls

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  • June 20, 2016
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Sterling soared 2 percent against the dollar this morning, putting it on track for its biggest one-day gain for more than seven years, as worries eased that Britain might vote to leave the European Union at a June 23 referendum. Campaigning for the vote resumed on Sunday after a three-day hiatus following the killing of […]


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