P508 ORACLE 508 Sat25 Apr C4 2101:00   THE    Friday Close   £ Index 92.3 (+0.1) Thur Close 92.2 £ =$1.7725 (+56pts) £ = $1.7669 £ =DM2.9244 (-33pts) £ = DM2.9277 $ =DM1.6490 (-1.20pfgs) $ = DM1.6610 Dealers decided that Germany's record high money supply figures would ensure its interest rates will stay high and the d-mark rose strongly as a result. The pound moved in a narrow range with some dealers surprised by the currency's resilience in the face of the d-mark's strength. The UK trade and retail sales figures were largely ignored, but the pound slipped back to second last in the ERM. City headlines 500 Newsfile 520 FOREX City Reports Newsfile Your Money