Source - SMW
UK's manufacturing purchasing managers' index surged to a 10-month high of 53.3 in August, smashing forecasts for 49.1 and surpassing July's 48.2, data from Markit/CIPS UK showed.

Sterling soared 0.83% to $1.3247, but still remains well below the levels seen prior to the non-binding Brexit referendum on June 23. Additionally, the data helped sterling make solid inroads on commodity currencies.