INVESTMENT FOCUS-Post-election standoff may still wrong-foot sterling investors

April 10, 2015 12:46 PM

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LONDON, April 10 (Reuters) - For British businesses concerned that May's election could trigger big swings in sterling, the cost of protection has surged in the past month - and any protracted talks on forming a coalition government could push it higher still.

Sterling hit a five-year low against the dollar this week while the price of currency options expiring immediately after the May 7 vote hit multi-year highs.

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