Gbp/usd - 1.5135 .... Despite early brief drop to 1.4993 on the better-than-expected U.S. jobs data, the British pound rallied to 1.5149 on active short-covering in part due to the strg rise in European equities (FTSE n DAX rose by more than 1.3%). On the downside, bids are located at 1.5090/00, 1.5070 n further out at 1.5050. On the upside, offers are tipped at 1.5150, 1.5180 n 1.5200.