In total, UK quoted companies
issued 77 profit warnings in the first quarter of 2015, three more than the same period of 2014, but 16 fewer than the previous quarter.
Across the country, UK quoted companies
, both main market and AIM-listed, issued 255 warnings in 2013, compared to 287 in 2012.
Of those saying markets are hindering their projected growth, more than three quarters (76 per cent) of small and mid-cap quoted companies
cite a lack of liquidity as the principal reason for this.
The North West followed the national trend, when UK quoted companies
issued 45 profit warnings in Q2 2010, falling below 50 for the first time since 2003.
Boards of quoted companies
may not feel that they are benefiting from their quoted status - capital is difficult to raise and the costs and regulation associated with being a quoted company may be perceived to be disproportionate to the benefits currently being enjoyed.
The directors of many quoted companies
have chosen to accept this at face value, and to use it as a justification for giving themselves share options, and bonuses based on share price movements -- as though they were somehow responsible for share prices.
The paradox is that Scots seem eager to invest in quoted companies
Nationally, UK quoted companies
issued nearly 20 per cent fewer profit warnings in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period last year, but there was a sting in the tail for UK plc as a more unsettled global economy shook confidence, leading warnings to rise to their highest level in September since the height of the financial crisis.
This loss of quoted companies
from The Journal North Index does have significant implications for the North East.
Although directors of smaller quoted companies
tend, by nature, to be in control of operational issues, they often need to rely on their advisors for assistance in dealing with the constantly changing regulatory environment in which they operate.
LAST year, I published a feature explaining how Merseyside had far less than its fair share of quoted companies
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SIX profit warnings were issued by quoted companies
in the North East and Yorkshire during the second quarter of 2010 - compared to 10 in the same quarter of 2009, according to new figures.
Smaller quoted companies
are less satisfied with their markets than they were 12 months ago, according to joint research by accountants PKF and the Quoted Companies
A new area of concern, driven by the need for quoted companies
to report against area of risk control specified in the report of the Turnbull Committee, is the range of risks and uncertainties which may threaten a company.