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IASB Chair discusses COVID-19 and IFRS Standards

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Dec 16, 2020

On December 16, 2020, during the virtual seminar hosted by the Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants, IASB Chair Hans Hoogervorst gave a keynote speech discussing the effects of COVID-19 as well as developments in IFRS Standards.

Mr. Hoogervorst commented on the work done during the coronavirus pandemic which included the publishing of educational materials to support the application of IFRS 9, Financial Instruments, and IFRS 16, Leases and changes to the IASB’s work plan to give stakeholders more time on consultations.

Next, he reflected on the key developments of the past 10 years as the IASB Chair. These developments included the revised Conceptual Framework, primary financial statements project, issuance of major standards (IFRS 9, IFRS 15, IFRS 16 and IFRS 17), and progress in the adoption of IFRS Standards around the world. He then touched upon the IASB’s future plans that will include a focus on sustainability, goodwill, and the agenda consultation.

Review the full transcript of the speech on the IASB’s website.

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