UK Markit/CIPS final manufacturing PMI is due at 4.30 am ET Thursday. Economists expect the index to match the flash score of 57.9 in March.

Ahead of the data, the pound recovered from its early lows against its major rivals.

The pound was worth 152.73 against the yen, 1.3048 against the franc, 0.8510 against the euro and 1.3794 against the greenback as of 4:25 am ET.