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'An introduction to accounting for cryptocurrencies' Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) has published an introduction to accounting for cryptocurrencies under IFRS.
'Better communication' to be the theme of the second term of the IASB Chairman At the IFRS Foundation's annual European Conference currently held in Zurich, IASB Chairman Hans Hoogervorst outlined plans to prioritise improvements to the communications effectiveness of financial statements.
'Caring for Climate' recommends Carbon Disclosure Project for signatory reporting obligations Caring for Climate, a joint initiative between the United Nations Global Compact and the United Nations Environment Programme, has recommended the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) as a reporting framework for its signatory companies in reporting guidance.
'Changing of the guard' continues with resignation of IFRS Foundation COO The Trustees of the IFRS Foundation have announced that Tom Seidenstein, Chief Operating Officer of the IFRS Foundation, will step down from his role at the end of the year in order to return to the United States.
'Convergence can never be a substitute for adoption of IFRS' At the 8th IFRS Regional Policy Forum currently hosted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) in New Delhi, IASB Chairman Hans Hoogervorst gave a speech entitled 'Closing the accounting chapter of the financial crisis' in which he detailed the IASB's reaction to the financial crisis and concluded that convergence was an unstable means to achieve a single set of global accounting standards.
'EFRAG Update' for February The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) has published an 'EFRAG Update' summarising public technical discussions held and decisions made during February 2015.
'EFRAG Update' for January The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) has published an 'EFRAG Update' summarising public technical discussions held and decisions made during January 2015.
'EFRAG Updates' for November and December The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) has published the first EFRAG Updates following the reforms to its governance arrangements.
'IASB is not an Anglo-Saxon, self-regulatory body' In his opening remarks at the 2015 Word Standard-setters (WSS) meeting that is currently taking place in London, IASB Chairman Hans Hoogervorst spoke about standard-setting in the public interest.
'IFRS at a critical crossroad' The IASB has posted to its website a section of the keynote speech entitled 'Regulatory Reform and IFRS at a Critical Crossroad' at the FEI conference, given by IFRS Foundation Trustee Harvey Goldschmid.
'Introducing EFRAG' The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) has published a brochure offering a compact introduction to the organisation.
'Towards implementing European Public Sector Accounting Standards' On 29-30 May 2013 a conference bringing together high-level stakeholders and decision makers from public sector accounting, auditing and statistics was held in Brussels to discuss the future development of harmonised government accounting standards in Europe. Participants discussed the development and implementation of European Public Sector Accounting Standards (EPSAS) as a means of enabling economic governance in the context of the current economic situation based on transparent and comparable accruals accounting data.
'What kind of accounting standards should the IASB write?' The IASB makes available a paper by IASB member Mary Tokar published in the Journal of Accounting and Management Information Systems (JAMIS). The paper focuses on a long-standing challenge for standard setters: What kind of standards should they write?
'Why the financial industry is different' Hans Hoogervorst, Chairman of the IASB, spoke at the joint ICAEW and IFRS Foundation Financial Institutions IFRS Conference in London today. In his speech he observed that the inherent complexity of the topic and the fact that the financial industry is extremely sensitive to changes in accounting rules have made it very difficult for the IASB (and the FASB) to come to the right solution regarding the accounting for financial instruments but that IFRS 9 will be finished very soon.

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