(BLOOMBERG) -- Gold surged the most since the height of the global financial crisis in 2008 after the U.K. voted to exit the European Union, causing turmoil across markets and boosting haven demand.
Bullion jumped as much as 8.1% before paring some of the gain, and futures trading volume was more than four times the average for this time of day. As the pound tumbled against the dollar, gold priced in sterling rallied as much as 19% and mining companies such as Randgold Resources and Barrick Gold advanced.
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