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Sterling soars to highest since December after PM calls early election

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(Reuters) - surged by as much as 1.3 percent against the dollar on Tuesday to hit its highest levels since mid-December, after British Prime Minister surprised by calling an early parliamentary for June.

jumped to as high as $1.2730, its strongest since Dec. 14. It was on track for its biggest one-day rise since January.

Deutsche Bank, one the world's biggest bears, said May's call for a general was a "game-changer" for the currency, and that it would raise its forecasts for the pound in the coming days.

Analysts at the bank and elsewhere said May's move should result in a larger and more stable majority in parliament, thereby reducing the likelihood of a so-called "hard Brexit".

On a trade-weighted basis, jumped 1 percent to a four-month high of 78.8.

(Reporting by Jemima Kelly, editing by Nigel Stephenson)

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Sterling soars to highest since December after PM calls early election

LONDON (Reuters) - Sterling surged by as much as 1.3 percent against the dollar on Tuesday to hit its highest levels since mid-December, after British Prime Minister Theresa May surprised markets by calling an early parliamentary election for June.

(Reuters) - surged by as much as 1.3 percent against the dollar on Tuesday to hit its highest levels since mid-December, after British Prime Minister surprised by calling an early parliamentary for June.

jumped to as high as $1.2730, its strongest since Dec. 14. It was on track for its biggest one-day rise since January.

Deutsche Bank, one the world's biggest bears, said May's call for a general was a "game-changer" for the currency, and that it would raise its forecasts for the pound in the coming days.

Analysts at the bank and elsewhere said May's move should result in a larger and more stable majority in parliament, thereby reducing the likelihood of a so-called "hard Brexit".

On a trade-weighted basis, jumped 1 percent to a four-month high of 78.8.

(Reporting by Jemima Kelly, editing by Nigel Stephenson)

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Sterling soars to highest since December after PM calls early election

(Reuters) - surged by as much as 1.3 percent against the dollar on Tuesday to hit its highest levels since mid-December, after British Prime Minister surprised by calling an early parliamentary for June.

jumped to as high as $1.2730, its strongest since Dec. 14. It was on track for its biggest one-day rise since January.

Deutsche Bank, one the world's biggest bears, said May's call for a general was a "game-changer" for the currency, and that it would raise its forecasts for the pound in the coming days.

Analysts at the bank and elsewhere said May's move should result in a larger and more stable majority in parliament, thereby reducing the likelihood of a so-called "hard Brexit".

On a trade-weighted basis, jumped 1 percent to a four-month high of 78.8.

(Reporting by Jemima Kelly, editing by Nigel Stephenson)

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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