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News

  • Latest edition of EFRAG Insider

    18 Jul 2014

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

  • The Bruce Column — Making the long-term work

    17 Jul 2014

    The B20 summit is taking place in Sydney. One of the greatest challenges facing the world economy, and one that is on the B20’s agenda, is that of how to enable investment in long-term infrastructure projects. A recent report and roundtable pointed a way. Robert Bruce, our resident, regular columnist, explains.

  • IFRS Advisory Council’s terms of reference amended

    17 Jul 2014

    During its July 2014 meeting, the IFRS Foundation Trustees approved an amendment to the secondary objective of the IFRS Advisory Council’s terms of reference in order to address a shift in focus from promotion and adoption of IFRS to one that encourages board participation in IFRS development.

  • IFRS conference in Mexico City announced

    17 Jul 2014

    The IFRS Foundation has announced that an upcoming conference will be held in Mexico City on 6-7 October 2014. The English and Spanish-language conference will include discussions on the latest IASB updates on the major IFRSs and its future plans. In addition, the conference will focus on innovations in IFRS disclosures and the support for consistent implementation of new IFRSs.

  • CFA Institute issues study on financial crisis insights on bank performance reporting

    16 Jul 2014

    The CFA Institute, a global association of investment professionals, has published a report entitled 'Financial Crisis Insights on Bank Performance Reporting (Part 1): Assessing the Key Factors Influencing Price-to-Book Ratios', suggesting that better reporting of risk, timely loan write-downs on balance sheets, and investor access to comparable reporting of information across jurisdictions, will improve transparency and reduce investor risk aversion towards the banking sector.