Sterling rallies to six-month high vs euro
LONDON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Sterling rallied to a six-month high against the euro and firmed against the dollar in late trade on Thursday.
Analysts were puzzled by the move higher - saying they could see no obvious cause for the late surge.
The British currency has strengthened this week as opinion polls consistently show a substantial lead for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative party ahead of an election next month.
Sterling rallied to a new six-month high versus the euro at 85.45 pence EURGBP=D3 and was last up around a fifth of a percent on the day. The pound was also 0.25% firmer against the dollar at $1.2880 GBP=D3
(Reporting by Dhara Ranasinghe Editing by Elizabeth Howcroft and Peter Graff)