Simon Jack looks at screen showing pound value rising as referendum unfolded
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Scottish independence: Pound and shares rise on 'No' vote

The pound has hit a two-year high against the euro and a two-week high against the US dollar, as Scotland voted against independence.

The FTSE 100 share index also opened higher, rising 0.7% to 6,860.

The head of the CBI business lobby group, John Longworth, told the BBC's Simon Jack that "very many businesses in Scotland will be mightily relieved" with the result.

  • 19 Sep 2014
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