Yen Surges on Haven Demand as Brexit Fears Hit Pound

  • Bearish bets on pound double to most since June 2013
  • 27.5% of 40 economists see BOJ easing this week, survey shows

The yen jumped 1 percent against the dollar and the pound tumbled to the lowest level in two months as anxiety about a potential British exit from the European Union fueled demand for the safest assets.

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