There was strong expansion in new orders growth while production increased at the fastest pace for 7 months.
The Markit UK PMI manufacturing index strengthened to 56.9 for August from an upwardly-revised 55.3 the previous month.
The data assumes significance as it comes a day after the government data showed the country's economic growth slipping to a three-year low of 5.7 per cent in April-June, primarily due to headwinds from the manufacturing sector.
A rebound in manufacturing sector bodes well for a higher GDP growth rate in the current July-September quarter.
China's factory activity gathered steam in August, official data showed on Thursday, beating expectations, but not dispelling concerns about the headwinds facing the world's second largest economy.
The Nikkei/Markit Purchasing Managers Index unexpectedly rose to 51.2 in August from July's contraction of 47.9, marking the biggest monthly jump in more than five years, according to a Reuters report. Purchase price inflation accelerated for the first time in seven months during August. While overall economic growth slowed in the first half as consumer spending stalled, some Bank of England policy makers are calling for an interest-rate increase to keep a lid on above-target inflation.
Former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra has fled overseas , sources say, ahead of a verdict in her trial over a rice subsidy scheme. The rice subsidy plan Yingluck oversaw paid farmers about 50 percent more that they would have made on the world market.
Iranians took to Twitter to voice their frustrations at Apple, using the hashtag #StopRemovingIranianApps. According to the Times , Apple is not operating any official businesses in Iran due to the us sanctions .
Still, it is unlikely that the Celtics could find a point guard of Thomas' stature on the market - never mind Irving's. Reports emerged Friday night that the Cavaliers were concerned with a recent physical regarding Thomas' injured hip.
Aamir Khan tweeted saying, "Presenting the first song of Secret Superstar , and along with one of the Secret Superstar , Megha". Before she begins recording, she tries to disclose her name but hesitates and says, " Main aapko apna naam nahi bata sakti ".
Congress approved sanctions against Russia for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and for its aggression in Ukraine and Syria. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow would respond after a closer examination of the US announcement.
Some are now saying that the devastation from Hurricane Harvey could shave about a half-percentage point off growth this quarter. The data also shows the last time quarterly growth climbed as high as 4.5% was in the third quarter of 2011 when it hit 5.7%.
ARCore is created to work on millions of existing Android devices and does not require special depth sensors or dual cameras. It is also developing a special AR web browser allowing developers to create AR websites.
The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies - well, except when the sun happens to be obstructed by the moon. Coverage will remain very isolated, so overall viewing conditions should be pretty good for the eclipse.
Questions remain about whether the Australians were mentally prepared for their first series on Bangladeshi soil since 2006. Shakib claimed 5-85 and was the obvious man-of-the-match choice for his first innings score of 84 and a 10-wicket haul.
It is cooperating with the US -led coalition that has been conducting an airstrike campaign against the group since mid-2014. The military official said once the transfer is completed, the Lebanese army would take control of the evacuated areas.
The anticipation of a classic showdown inside Arthur Ashe Stadium is part of the lure of this year's Open, which begins Monday. She finished runner up to Angelique Kerber in last year's US Open and can be backed at around 13/2 to go one better this year.
Mom dies in Harvey floodwaters while saving her infant daughter
As Tropical Storm Harvey travels inland toward Louisiana and continues to flood Texas, the death toll too has continued to rise. Authorities said they are not going to release the mother's and child's names until family members and friends are notified.
Three brawls mar Tigers-Yankees game
Tigers ace Justin Verlander?was also seen arguing with teammate Victor Martinez in the dugout during one of the skirmishes. The Yankees have been doing their part with wins in seven of nine after a 10-2 victory at Detroit on Wednesday.
Eclipse glasses recycling program to be offered
Of course, the Great American Eclipse of 2017 was a huge deal, and some might feel some sentimental value toward their glasses. For instance, public libraries dispersed 2.1 million pairs of eclipse-viewing glasses prior to the big event on August 21.
BMW M5: Here It Is, With 600 HP and All-Wheel Drive
That said, the M5 F90's 4.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 develops the same amount of horsepower and 750 Nm (553.2 lb-ft) of torque. BMW M engineers have also added a new carbon fiber reinforced plastic roof to cut weight even further on the new M5.