Gbp/usd - 1.6256 ... The British pound maintained a firm undertone after the BoE kept interest rate n its QE total unchanged at 0.5% n 125 billion pounds respectively. Investors bought high-yielding currencies especially versus the Japanese yen (gbp/jpy rebounded strongly fm 148.16 to 151.33) on renewed risk appetite due to the bounce in European equities. Bids are noted at 1.6250, 1.6225/30 with stops are located below 1.6190/95. On the upside, profit-taking offers are tipped at 1.6295/00 with some stops seen abv 1.6300.