British consumer price inflation rose 0.2 percent on the month in October, more than forecasts for a 0.1 percent rise. Year-on-year CPI stood at 1.5 percent, in line with expectations and rising from a five-year low of 1.1 percent in September. [ID:nLH23495]

The euro EURGBP=D4 fell half a percent on the day to 88.49 pence, its weakest since mid-September.

Sterling GBP=D4 rose to the day's high of $1.6873, nearing $1.6879 hit on Monday, its strongest since early August.