Sharp rise in support for Scottish independence jolts sterling

September 2, 2014 3:56 PM

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The British pound and government bond prices fell Tuesday after a new poll showed a sharp rise in support for Scottish independence, with less than three weeks to go before a referendum on the issue.

All through a year of increasingly intense debate, those against independence (the ‘No’ camp) have maintained a comfortable lead over those in favor. But a poll published Tuesday by YouGov, one of the U.K’s most respected polling organizations, showed that that the No camp leading the Yes camp only ...

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