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Regulators publish new global revenue accounting standard

Way companies account for revenue overhauled by global and US standard setters, in major step towards creating a converged set of international accounting rules

29 May 2014

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IASB agrees standard-setting charter of co-operation

Principles of co-operation between the IASB, national standard-setters and other accounting standard-setting bodies published

12 May 2014

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IASB launches dedicated research facility

IFRS Research Centre launched to create more evidence-based reporting standard setting

23 Apr 2014

IASB starts ‘long journey’ to overhaul macro hedging

"Fearsomely complex" approach to macro hedging under IFRS to be simplified by global standard setter

17 Apr 2014

MEP calls for independent review into IASB

Syed Kamall wants EC to commission review into international accounting standard setter - "similar" to Philippe Maystadt's review of Efrag

31 Mar 2014

MEPs question how EC will ensure IASB meets funding requirements

MEPs have asked EC to explain how IASB will avoid conflicts of interest and be democratically accountable

21 Mar 2014

FRC issues temporary filler for insurance accounting

FRS issues accounting requirements to plug gap in insurance contract accounting although this may change in the future

21 Mar 2014

EU approves IASB funding with strings attached

Release of EU funding streams contingent upon sufficient reform to prevent conflicts of interest

17 Mar 2014

IFRS 9 leaves IASB with impaired convergence

The lack of a single asset impairment model between the IASB and FASB leaves preparers playing piggy in the middle

05 Mar 2014

Little chance EC can find an accountant without an IFRS opinion

ICAEW & Mazars' conflicts of interest with IFRS review indicative of relationship between profession and regulators

25 Feb 2014

IASB to overhaul processes as further filing issues arise

The IFRS Foundation overhauls governance processes in light of continued shortcomings in its filing record at Companies House

25 Feb 2014

MEPs urge EC to cancel ICAEW and Mazars IFRS contract

MEPs urge EC to cancel ICAEW and Mazars contract to review effects of IFRS; call for investigation into IASB reporting failings

17 Feb 2014

Profit or loss necessarily 'rough around the edges'

Broad definition of profit or loss "comes at a price", says IASB chair

05 Feb 2014

IASB issues interim standard on rate-regulated activities

IASB issues an interim standard that allows rate-regulated entities to continue using local policies on adopting IFRS

31 Jan 2014

EC launches review of IFRS in the EU

Mazars and the ICAEW will assess whether the switch to IFRS has delivered the benefits that had been expected by the EU

23 Jan 2014

Autonomy/HP analysis: The accounting argument

How can accounting standards form a part of the battle between Autonomy and HP? Stephen Bouvier explains

16 Jan 2014

FRC urges IASB to reintroduce concept of prudence

FRC urges IASB to reintroduce concepts of prudence, stewardship and reliability into conceptual framework

14 Jan 2014

FTSE 350 pension scheme accounting deficits increase by £25bn

Estimated aggregate IAS19 deficit for the defined benefit schemes of FTSE 350 companies stood at £97bn at 31 December 2013

08 Jan 2014

HP says accounting a 'ridiculous' excuse for Autonomy writedown

HP hits back at former Autonomy directors' claim that an accounting misunderstanding is the real reason HP had to make multi-billion dollar writedown on acquisition

08 Jan 2014

FRC to update FRS 101

FRC proposes to simplify, in the reduced disclosure framework, the new disclosure requirements of IAS 36

18 Dec 2013

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