The British pound appreciated vis-à-vis the U.S. dollar today as cable tested offers around the US$ 1.4850 level and was supported around the $1.4600 figure. Liquidity was nil in the London market on account of the Easter Monday bank holiday. Prime Minister Brown is facing intense political scrutiny on account of a Labour email ploy gone awry to direct criticism at rival Tories. Cable bids are cited around the US$ 1.4515 level. The euro moved higher vis-à-vis the British pound as the single currency tested offers around the ‚¤0.9020 level and was supported around the ‚¤0.8960 level.