Gbp/usd - 1.6010 ... The British pound edged higher on active short-covering in thin trading on Christmas Eve as many traders are away. Some investors are concerned that U.K. elections next year could lead to rare political deadlock. Bids are located at 1.5950/60, 1.5925/30 with stops building up below 1.5920 n 1.5900. On the upside, offers are tipped at 1.6030 n 1.6060/70.