Thursday preview: WPP, US data barrage ahead

The market spotlight on Thursday is likely to again be on recently-appointed US central bank chief Jerome Powell, as he delivers the second part of his semi-annual testimony to Congress, this time before the Senate Banking Committee. 

Avingtrans revenues soar after HTG acquisition

Engineered components, systems, and services provider Avingtrans saw revenue hit £26.9m in the six months leading to 13 November, up from the £9.6m reported at the same time a year earlier, driven principally by its earlier acquisition of the Hayward Tyler Group.