Gbp/usd - 1.9676...Cable has traded with a firm undertone ahead of the release of U.K. inflation data (CPI y/y is forecast to rise by 3.2% n may force BOE Governor King to write a letter of the explanation to the Treasury). Offers for profit taking purposes remain further out at 1.9720/30 n 1.9750 while on the downside, bids are tipped at 1.9600/10.