Gbp/usd - 1.9797 ... Cable rose briefly to 1.9852 on dlr's weakness across the board n then retreated ahead of long-weekend holiday (U.K. markets will be closed on next Monday). Offers are noted at 1.9820, 1.9840/50 n more at 1.9880. On the downside, bids by real money accounts are reported 1.9780 n 1.9760/65 with stops only emerging below 1.9730.