Gbp/usd - 1.6495 ... The British pound maintained a firm undertone after rising to 1.6536 on dlr's broad-based weakness. Trading is relatively thin ahead of the weekend. Bids are noted at 1.6460/65, 1.6420/30 n further out at 1.6380. On the upside, offers are tipped at 1.6535, 1.6550/60 with stops seen abv 1.6600 n 1.6650/60.