Thomson Reuters FX volumes surged on "Brexit" Friday

June 27, 2016 11:35 AM

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LONDON, June 27 Spot trading in currencies on platforms owned by Thomson Reuters jumped by three times on Friday, amid sharp swings in the British pound and other major pairs after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

Total volumes of all currency trading, including derivatives and other instruments, also hit a high of $482 billion on Friday, up from May's average of $347 billion as sterling posted its worst day in the era of free floating exchange rates.

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