Gbp/usd - 1.5418 ... Similar to euro, although the British pound rose fm 1.5337 to 1.5492 y'day on renewed risk appetites, cable retreated in Asia on profit-taking. Offers are tipped at 1.5440/50 n investors are focusing on the release of U.K. housing data at 06:00GMT. U.K. Nationwide house price is expected to drop by 0.2% in August, following the decrease of 0.5% in July. U.K. construction PMI is also due out at 09:00GMT. On the downside, some stops are located below 1.5400 n 1.5350/60.