Friday’s report showed that indicators of economic activity rose to the highest level in nearly seven years in August, and retail sales grew better than expected in July, exceeding pre outbreak levels. The economic warming is due to the strong support of the state, which also made the government debt exceed 2 trillion pounds for the first time. IHS Markit said on Friday that the composite purchasing managers’ index rose from 57 to 60.3, well above economists’ expectations. Meanwhile, retail sales rose 2% in July, giving battered industries a respite from a series of bad news. < / P > < p > after the PMI announcement, the pound briefly jumped off the intraday low. The pound fell 0.1% to $1.3195 as of 9:36 a.m. London time. British government bonds rose slightly, with the yield on the 10-year note at 0.22%.