FTSE LIVE: Britons head to the polls as the pound edges up

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FTSE LIVE: Pound edges up as Britons head to the polls; Superdry sinks to £4.2m loss; Dixons Carphone narrows its losses

  • As election fever hits the nation, the pound is up against the dollar and euro
  • Superdry sunk to a £4.2m loss in its first half after founder’s return to group
  • Dixons Carphone saw its annual losses narrow, but boss says there is more to do 

Britons up and down the country are heading to the polls today to vote in a momentous General Election set to decide the fate of everything from Brexit to businesses.

Sterling is up 0.07 per cent against the US dollar to $1.3208, and against the euro is up 0.05 per cent to €1.1862. The FTSE 100 was up 0.35 per cent to 7,241.80 in early morning trading.

Looking beyond the General Election, embattled Superdry has revealed it swung to a massive loss in the first half of its financial year, while Dixons Carphone said that while its losses had narrowed, it still had a lot of work to do to turn its fortunes around. 

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