The British pound would sink 9 percent against the dollar in the immediate aftermath of Britons voting to leave the European Union on June 23, a Reuters poll of foreign exchange strategists showed on Thursday.
Conversely, if they decide to remain in the 28-member union then the pound would gain 4 percent on the greenback, the survey of more than 30 currency forecasters taken in the past week found.
When asked in April how sterling would fare, median forecasts suggested it would gain the same 4 percent soon after an ‘In’ vote but would fall 7 percent if Britain voted to leave. Since then the ‘Remain’ camp appears to have gained some traction, which has supported sterling.
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