Gbp/usd - 1.6198 ... U.K. CBI retail sales balance came in at -16.0 in August versus the economists' forecast of -13.0. However, there is little reaction on the FX market as investors are waiting for the release of U.S. jobless claims n GDP data at 12:30GMT. Offers by European names are noted at 1.6210/15 n 1.6230/40 with stops are tipped abv 1.6260. On the downside, bids are located at 1.6165/70 with stops building up abv 1.6150.