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  • IFRS Foundation Trustees and Japan's FASF strengthen cooperation

    25 May 2017

    The IFRS Foundation Trustees and Japan’s Financial Accounting Standards Foundation (FASF) have issued a joint statement reaffirming their shared commitment to the objective of a single set of high quality, global accounting standards. The statement also describes how the two organisations will work together to support adoption of IFRS in Japan.

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  • IASB publishes Request for Information on the post-implementation review of IFRS 13

    25 May 2017

    The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking comments from stakeholders to identify whether IFRS 13 'Fair Value Measurement' provides information that is useful to users of financial statements; whether there are areas of IFRS 13 that are difficult to implement and may prevent the consistent implementation of the standard; and whether unexpected costs have arisen in connection with applying or enforcing the standard.

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  • The Bruce Column — Sunshine and the ideas behind management commentary

    25 May 2017

    The concept of management commentary has long been perceived by the IASB like a worrying cloud hovering over financial reporting. But the sun may be about to break through. A speech by Hans Hoogervorst, Chairman of the IASB, looks likely to have confirmed that the weather has changed, reports our regular columnist, Robert Bruce.

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  • Outreach event on the principles of disclosure discussion paper in Frankfurt

    24 May 2017

    On Monday 11 September 2017, EFRAG and the German standard-setter ASCG — together with its partner standard setters from Austria and Switzerland — will host a joint outreach event with the participation of the IASB in Frankfurt on the IASB discussion paper DP/2017/1 'Disclosure Initiative — Principles of Disclosure'.

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  • PIR of IFRS 13 to be substantiated by a literature review

    24 May 2017

    The IASB will launch the public phase of the post-implementation review (PIR) of IFRS 13 'Fair Value Measurement' either later this week or early next week (in "May" according to the IASB's work plan). The IASB is now also calling for applications to undertake a literature review on the effect on IFRS 13.

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  • The Bruce Column — How to ensure that finance takes you into the future

    23 May 2017

    In a wide-ranging video interview about the Finance for the Future Awards with our regular, resident, columnist, Robert Bruce, Jessica Fries, Executive Chairman of the Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project and Alan Stewart, one of the lead judges of the awards, and CFO at Tesco, looked at the achievements and growing value of the programme.

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  • IASB announces new website

    23 May 2017

    The IFRS Foundation announces the launch of a redesigned and easier to navigate next month.

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  • IFRS on point — April 2017

    published 23 May 2017

    IFRS on Point, published at the end of each month, highlights critical IFRS-related financial reporting developments.

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  • IPSAS in your pocket — 2017 edition

    published 22 May 2017

    This guide summarises the provisions of all International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), recommended practice guidelines and the conceptual framework, outstanding at 1 January 2017.

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  • EFRAG endorsement status report 18 May 2017

    published 18 May 2017

    This endorsement status report update reflects the issuance of IFRS 17 'Insurance Contracts' by the IASB on 18 May 2017. It is yet to be determined when endorsement might be expected.

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  • Deloitte e-learning — IFRS 15

    published 17 May 2017

    This Deloitte e-learning module provides training in the background, scope and principles under IFRS 15 'Revenue from Contracts with Customers', and the application of this Standard. Topics covered include the principles for the recognition of revenue to the sale of goods, services, licenses, royalties, and any variable consideration or modifications to contracts; and guidance is provided on how these principles should be applied by using the new five step revenue recognition model.

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  • Deloitte e-learning — IFRS 9 - hedge accounting

    published 17 May 2017

    This Deloitte e-learning module provides training in the background, scope and principles relating to the hedge accounting of financial instruments under IFRS 9 'Financial Instruments'.

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  • Heads Up — FASB amends the scope of modification accounting for share-based payment arrangements

    published 11 May 2017

    This Heads Up discusses FASB ASU 2017-09, "Scope of Modification Accounting," which amends the scope of modification accounting for share-based payment arrangements. The ASU provides guidance on the types of changes to the terms or conditions of share-based payment awards to which an entity would be required to apply modification accounting. Specifically, an entity would not apply modification accounting if the fair value, vesting conditions, and classification of the awards are the same immediately before and after the modification.

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