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  • Japan updates list of 'designated' IFRSs

    Apr 19, 2014

    On 18 April 2014, the Financial Services Agency (FSA) of Japan announced that additional IFRSs were designated for use by companies voluntarily applying IFRSs in Japan. The announcement effectively includes all IASB pronouncements issued up to 31 December 2013.

  • IASB staff paper on insurance contracts

    Apr 18, 2014

    The IASB staff has prepared a staff paper discussing where and how the proposals in the Exposure Draft (ED) 'Insurance Contracts' would change as a result of the IASB’s tentative decisions to date. It reflects tentative decisions of the IASB made through March 2014.

  • IASB publishes Discussion Paper on macro hedging

    Apr 17, 2014

    The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has published a Discussion Paper (DP) relevant to companies that hedge risks on dynamic portfolios of exposures using derivatives. Although the paper focusses on the example of portfolio interest rate hedging by banks, the concepts discussed can apply to any entity that hedges on a dynamic portfolio basis for any risks. Comments are due 17 October 2014.

  • Chairman Michel Prada discusses globalisation in keynote speech

    Apr 16, 2014

    The Chairman of the IFRS FoundationTrustees, Michel Prada, gave the keynote speech at a stakeholder event in Sydney, Australia in conjunction with CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA) on 9 April 2014.

  • European Parliament adopts Directive on disclosure of non-financial and diversity information

    Apr 16, 2014

    The European Parliament has voted in favour of amendments to European accounting legislation in order to require certain large companies to provide additional information on social and environmental matters. These companies will have to disclose information on policies, risks and results as regards environmental matters, social and employee-related aspects, respect for human rights, anti-corruption and bribery issues, and diversity on the boards of directors.

  • Results of a limited survey on simplifications of the IASB proposals on leases

    Apr 15, 2014

    The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) and the national standard-setters of France (ANC), Germany (ASCG), Italy (OIC) and the United Kingdom (FRC) have conducted a limited survey on the proposed simplifications to the accounting for lessees under IASB’s Exposure Draft ED/2013/6 'Leases'.

  • Latest edition of EFRAG Insider

    Apr 15, 2014

    The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) has published a new edition of the publicly available newsletter 'EFRAG Insider'.

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