P228 ORACLE 228 Fri 4 Feb ITN 2101:00   FOREIGN  EXCHANGES   AT CLOSE Sterling reacted from a firm start, sentiment dented by news of a cut in the price of Egyptian oil, but selling was light and it closed steady. The pound fell at one stage to $1.5150 before recovering to $1.5195 for a net loss of 55 points. The effective exchange index ended 0.1 ahead at 81.0. Sterling firmed in Europe, rising to 10.6650 French francs from 10.6600 but ended unchanged against the mark. The dollar rose, advancing to 2.4760 marks from 2.4650, and to 240.25 yen from 238.70. ORACLE VALENTINES ORACLE VALENTINES VALENTINES ORACLE VALENTINES p174