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Sterling surges after report Spain, Netherlands open to softer Brexit

LONDON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Sterling on Friday rocketed to its highest level against the dollar since the vote to leave the European Union in mid-2016, after a media report that the Netherlands and Spain are open to a softer Brexit deal for Britain.

The pound jumped to trade up more than one percent on the day at $1.3691, its highest since June 24 2016, when the pound plunged after the British voted to exit the European Union. (Reporting by Jemima Kelly and Tommy Wilkes)