The number of profit warnings by UK-listed firms fell in April-June to their lowest second quarter level since 2003, a report has said.REMEMBER: THE BUBBLE IS THE ILLNESS AND THE RECESSION IS THE CURE.
There were 63 warnings issued by firms listed on the London Stock Exchange in the quarter, down 36% from a year ago, said accountants Ernst & Young (E&Y).
The decline may add to the growing feeling that the UK is nearing the bottom of the recession, E&Y said.
But it added that the economy still had a "difficult road ahead".
"Many companies have withdrawn profit guidance due to a difficult forecasting environment, while three successive quarters of negative growth have diminished market expectations," said Keith McGregor, restructuring partner at E&Y.
"Add in hamstrung banks and a lingering credit crunch, and it's apparent that although the economy appears more stable and the outlook brighter than at anytime in the past year, UK plc still has a difficult road ahead."
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