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IASB Vice-Chair discusses IFRS 9

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23 Apr 2018

IASB Vice-Chair Sue Lloyd has issued a paper which recaps the requirements in IFRS 9 for equity investments and the effects on long-term investment.

In her paper, she discusses the following:

  • IFRS 9 on long-term investment.
  • Reporting value changes in profit or loss gives better information about value creation over time.
  • Recycling can provide a confusing presentation of performance.
  • Debt investments are different.
  • Prohibiting recycling avoids complexity related to impairment.
  • Developing a new impairment model for equity investments is not an easy task.
  • Prevalence of available for sale equity investments applying IAS 39.

Ms Lloyd’s paper is available on the IASB’s website.

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