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  • FASB may adopt IASB's black letter/gray letter style

    19 Jul 2004

    FASB's Response to July 2003 SEC Staff Report to Congress on a Principles-Based Accounting System (see story below) indicates that FASB " -->is considering using the black letter/gray letter style of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and will use that style in its business combinations Exposure Draft.

  • Australian companies slow to begin implementing IFRSs

    17 Jul 2004

    A survey of 122 Australian corporate entities conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) has found that less than half of those surveyed (49%) have begun the process for implementing International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs).

  • Australia brings all IFRSs as of 31 March 2004 into effect

    17 Jul 2004

    The Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) has voted to formally adopt all IASs and IFRSs existing at 31 March 2004 as Australian Accounting Standards, thereby effectively introducing those international accounting standards into Australian law for all companies and other entities for reporting periods commencing on or after 1 January 2005. The AASB's policy is to have standards in place one year before entities must adopt them, to allow time for entities to address systems changes and other transition problems.