The British pound appreciated vis-à-vis the U.S. dollar today as cable tested offers around the US$ 1.5035 level and was supported around the $1.4820 level. Data released in the U.K. today saw the RICS housing buyers€™ index improve to -73.1 from -78.1 in February but a majority of surveyors still reported lower prices. Also, it was reported that the February government house price index worsened to -12.3% from -11.5%. Cable bids are cited around the US$ 1.4515 level. The euro moved lower vis-à-vis the British pound as the single currency tested bids around the ‚¤0.8785 level and was capped around the ‚¤0.8915 level.