GBP/USD - 1.6446 ... The British pound rose briefly to 1.6482 after the release of less-than-expected jobless claims data which decreased to 522,000 (forecast was 565,000) fm the previous reading of 569,000. However, profit-taking offers at 1.6480/90 limited cable's upside somewhat with stops tipped abv 1.6500. On the downside, renewed buying interest is reported at 1.6400/05 n 1.6360/65 with stops located below 1.6350.