Gbp/usd - 1.5225 ... The British pound rose briefly to 1.5240 b4 retreating on profit-taking. More offers are tipped at 1.5270 n 1.5290/00 ahead of the Easter holiday whilst bids by European names are located at 1.5175/80 n 1.5130/40. Traders are waiting for the release of U.K. manufacturing PMI data at 08:28GMT which is expected to increase briefly to 56.8 in March fm 56.6 in February.