Pound crashes 6% in Asia trade

Quickly recovered

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The pound hit a new 31-year low against the US dollar in Asian trade, before quickly recovering, leaving investors to speculate about a possible trigger.

The UK currency fell more than 6% at one point to $1.1841 before recovering to $1.23, which meant it was still down 1.5% from late US levels, the BBC reports. Analysts believed an algorithm reacting...

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