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Sterling soars; stocks and U.S. dollar off on geopolitical angst

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By Rodrigo CamposNEW YORK (Reuters) - Sterling jumped alongside gold, while stocks and the U.S. dollar fell on Tuesday after Britain called a snap election for June, adding to investor concerns over geopolitical instability.The British pound rallied as much as 2.7 percent against the U.S. dollar to hit its highest level since early October after British Prime Minister Theresa May surprised markets by calling for an early parliamentary election.A poll giving centrist independent Emmanuel Macron the lead ahead of the first round of France's presidential election boosted the euro. Polls have for ...

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