Gbp/usd - 1.5953 ... The British pound continued to move higher fm y'day's 4-1/2 month 1.5708 low in tandem with euro n touched 1.5966 in Asia b4 easing on profit-taking. Traders are awaiting the release of U.K.'s job reports for August (Claimant count, ILO unemployment n average earnings) due at 08:30GMT. At the moment, bids fm various accounts are building up in the region of 1.5940 down to 1.5900 with mixture of bids n stops placed at 1.5870/80 n around 1.5850, while on the upside, some offers are seen at 1.5970/80 but heavy selling interest (rumours to be fm option players) is reported ahead of 1.6000 barrier with stops (sizeable) located just abv latter lvl n 1.6040/50.