EU Referendum: The Final Countdown
The pound climbed to the strongest level this year hours before the landmark U.K. vote on membership of the European Union was set to begin. A gauge of sterling advanced for a second day before Thursday’s referendum after a Comres poll showed 48 percent of respondents favored “Remain” and 42 percent “Leave,” while a YouGov survey indicated backing for a vote to stay was ahead 51 percent to 49 percent. The pound strengthened against all 16 of its major counterparts. Voting booths open at 7 a.m. London time. JPMorgan Chase CIO of International Fixed Income Nick Gartside and Number Cruncher Politics Founder Matt Singh discuss with Bloomberg's Anna Edwards in London and Manus Cranny in Dubai on "Countdown."