Pound dives as first Britain EU vote results come in

Pound dives as first Britain EU vote results come in

TOKYO: The pound dived in early Asian trading Friday, tumbling from 2016 highs as initial results of Britain´s EU membership vote suggested the race was much closer than expected.

Sterling dived to just below $1.43 from above $1.50 — its highest this year — while it dropped to 79.17 pence to the euro, from around 76 pence earlier Friday.