SINGAPORE (Aug 27): The UK has extended its lead in the global currency trading business in the two years since it voted to leave the European Union, in another sign that London is likely to continue to be one of the world’s top two financial centres even after Brexit.

Leaving the EU was supposed to deal a crippling blow to London’s position in global finance, prompting a mass exodus of jobs and business. But with eight months to go, the city has tightened rather than weakened its grip on foreign exchange trading, a Reuters analysis shows.

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