Pound strengthens as Jo Cox murder halts Brexit momentum

Sterling gains after both sides suspend referendum campaign

17th June, 2016
People sign messages of condolence for Jo Cox during a vigil in Parliament Square Pic: Getty

The pound rose, extending a rally from a two-month low set on Thursday, after the killing of British MP Jo Cox fuelled speculation voters will be more likely to vote in favour of remaining in the European Union.

Sterling gained versus 13 of its 16 major peers after both the “Remain" and “Leave" sides suspended campaigning on whether Britain should exit the EU in next week’s referendum.

Labour Party politician Jo Cox was...

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