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  • The Bruce Column — The challenge of embedding integrated reporting in North American business

    27 Mar 2017

    Bob Laux has been a stalwart of the US financial reporting scene for a long time, most recently leading the treasury controller group at Microsoft. Now he has taken up a new role, as North American Lead at the International Integrated Reporting Council. As he prepares for his task and the challenges ‘to ensure integrated reporting is at the heart of the business agenda in North America’ he has been talking about his plans to Robert Bruce, our regular, resident, columnist.

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  • EFRAG endorses IFRS 16

    27 Mar 2017

    The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) has issued final endorsement advice for IFRS 16 ‘Leases’.

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  • EU consultation on ESAs includes section on financial reporting

    24 Mar 2017

    The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the operation of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) one of which is the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). The consultation suggests that the review of the ESAs' operation might also be used to "streamline" the endorsement process in the EU by giving ESMA an "advisory role".

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  • Updated IASB work plan — Analysis

    24 Mar 2017

    Following its March 2017 meeting, the IASB has updated its work plan. It reveals that the discussion paper on principles of disclosure and proposed amendments to IFRS 8 as consequence of the post-implementation review are expected next week.

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  • March 2017 IASB meeting notes posted

    23 Mar 2017

    The IASB met at its offices in London on 21 and 22 March 2017. We have posted our comprehensive Deloitte observer notes for all projects discussed during the meeting.

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  • Robert Bruce interviews — Bob Laux takes up the challenge of embedding integrated reporting in North American Business

    published 27 Mar 2017

    Bob Laux has just taken up the role, and the challenge, of being the North America Lead on the International Integrated Reporting Council. In this video interview he talks with Robert Bruce about the task of making integrated reporting mainstream in North America, the challenge of the huge existing infrastructure of rules and compliance, about his previous experience with Microsoft, and the role of the IIRC as an umbrella body to bring interested parties in North America together in dialogue.

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  • EITF Snapshot — March 2017

    published 17 Mar 2017

    This issue summarizes the topics discussed and conclusions reached at the March 16, 2017, meeting of the Emerging Issues Task Force.

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