Gbp/usd - 1.9698 ... Cable has traded narrowly with a soft bias in Asia in tandem with euro. Despite intra-day retreat after y'day's rally to 1.9725, reported good bids by Asian n sovereign are being tested (low in Asia is 1.9694), more buying interest is seen at 1.9670/80 n 1.9640 with stops built up below y'day's low at 1.9625. On the upside, offers remain at 1.9710/20 n 1.9740/50 with mixture of offers n stops placed abv 1.9750.