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05 Dec 2014

We maintain an extensive archive our all of our past news stories, which is an excellent source for refreshing your knowledge about past developments and research. This page provides answers to commonly asked questions about our news items.

Frequently asked questions answered on this page:


How can I find a particular news item?

There are several ways to find news items of interest:

  • Browse our archives, where you can select particular years and months and page through news articles in reverse chronological order
  • Visit our site sections to locate a topic of interest and see news articles that relate to that topic.  Each of our standards, resources, projects and jurisdictions pages contain links to news articles related to those topics
  • Search the site using the search bar in the top section of each page on the site.  In the search results, you can narrow the search to news items by clicking on the 'News' category which appears on the left (in the click out left menu on mobile devices).  Find out more about search.


What do the icons for news items mean?

We include one or two icons for all news articles we publish on IAS Plus.  These icons are designed to allow our readers to quickly identify articles of interest.

News icons are grouped in colours that represent the organisations or topics related to news items.  An overview of our colour scheme, with examples, is set out below:

Key IFRS Foundation and IASB groups

IFRS Foundation (blue)IASB (International Accounting Standards Board) (blue)IFRS IC (IFRS Interpretations Committee) (blue)

Other IFRS Foundation and IASB groups

ASAF (Accounting Standards Advisory Forum) (mid blue)Capital Markets Advisory CommitteeIFRS AC (IFRS Advisory Council) (mid blue)

Regional standard setter organisations

AOSSG (Asian-Oceanian Standard-Setters Group) (dk green)EFRAG (European Financial Reporting Advisory Group) (dk green)GLASS (Group of Latin-american Accounting Standard Setters) (dk green)

Other standard setters

FASB (US Financial Accounting Standards Board) (lt blue)MASB (Malaysian Accounting Standards Board) (lt blue)OIC (Italy Organismo Italiano di Contabilità) (lt blue)

Regulation and enforcement

IOSCO (International Organization of Securities Commissions) (dark gray)ESMA (European Securities and Markets Authority) (dark gray)SEC (US Securities and Exchange Commission) (dark gray)

International Federation of Accountants

IFAC (International Federation of Accountants) (lt gray)IPSASB (International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board) (mid gray)IAASB (International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board) (lt gray)

Sustainability and integrated reporting

GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) (green)IIRC (International Integrated Reporting Committee) (green)CDSB (Climate Disclosure Standards Board) (green)

Other organisations

Accountancy EuropeG20 (lt green)ICAS (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland) (lt green)



What do the abbreviations and acronyms mean?

Readers new to IAS Plus and/or to standard-setting at a global level may struggle with acronyms and abbreviations used or may want to learn more about the mission, role, and activities of the organisations behind them. Therefore, IAS Plus provides a listing of acronyms and abbreviations used both on this site and more widely in financial reporting, with links to relevant resources and websites.



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Correction list for hyphenation

These words serve as exceptions. Once entered, they are only hyphenated at the specified hyphenation points. Each word should be on a separate line.