Gbp/usd - 1.6717 ... The British pound weakened briefly to 1.6686 following y'day's selloff b4 rebounding on short-covering ahead of the release of U.K. retail sales data which is expected to rise by 0.5% m/m n 2.9% y/y in October. Bids are located at 1.6700 n 1.6690 n 1.6670/75 with stops seen below 1.6650. On the upside, offers are tipped at 1.6750 with stops seen abv there, however, selling interest by European names is reported at 1.6800.