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A bank carve-out would be thin end of reporting wedge

Carving out separate IFRS for banks will not prevent systemic shocks

31 Jan 2013

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IASB: Auditors fail to see reports as models of communication

International Accounting Standards Board survey finds much work is needed in regards to financial disclosure in annual reports

28 Jan 2013

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Separate rules for banks a "mistake", Lawson told

Big Four tell Lord Lawson imposing a different accounting regime for banks would be a mistake

24 Jan 2013

IASB to amend asset impairment rules

IASB publishes exposure draft of proposed modifications to the disclosures for the measurement of the recoverable amount of impaired assets

21 Jan 2013

Banks’ accounts should be vetted by State auditor, MPs told

Parliamentary committee told state auditor should audit banks’ accounts and IASB rules on bank reporting should be overridden

17 Jan 2013

IASB could water down advisory forum membership criteria

Hans Hoogervorst suggests advisory forum commitment requirement could be changed to get FASB on board

11 Jan 2013

Banks pessimistic on financial instrument convergence

Majority of banks surveyed by Deloitte expect financial instrument accounting convergence to end in failure

08 Jan 2013

End era of convergence in months, not years – ICAEW

The institute suggests that all listed companies around the world should have the option of applying IFRS

12 Dec 2012

FASB must step up to retain standard-setting influence

FASB offered seat on global forum of setters, but warned of waning influence over international accounting rules

05 Dec 2012

IASB proposes limited changes to IFRS 9 classification and measurement requirements

New category of financial assets could increase volatility for some financial institutions

29 Nov 2012

IFRS Foundation opens regional office in Asia/Oceania

Parent body of the IASB opens first international office outside of London; Mary Tokar appointed to IASB

16 Nov 2012

Membership the crux of new IASB advisory forum

IASB’s collective approach to standard setting welcomed, but membership of new advisory body will prove a thorny issue

15 Nov 2012

Standard setters vie for seat at IASB's top table

With limited space, national standard setters could be left scrapping for a seat on the new IASB’s advisory forum. The fight to influence proceedings begins now

15 Nov 2012

IASB hosts public forum to discuss disclosure overload

Public disclosure forum will be held in London next January to improve the quality of financial reporting disclosures

13 Nov 2012

Hoogervorst predicts “uphill battle” on lease accounting

IASB chairman critical of lobbying against plans to account for lease expenses on the balance sheet

07 Nov 2012

IASB overseer set aside £460,000 for HMRC tax probe

IFRS Foundation makes £460,000 provision for HMRC probe over compliance with employment tax obligations

07 Nov 2012

Profession split over value of convergence project

Half of delegates at E&Y conference think convergence project with the US has failed to be beneficial

05 Nov 2012

New loan loss rules expected early next year

IASB to publish rules on the way banks provision for loan losses in the new year

05 Nov 2012

IASB plans new advisory body

IASB plans to create a new 12-member advisory group of national standards setters and regional bodies.

02 Nov 2012

Tweedie contradicts Haldane’s stance on accounting rules

ICAS chairman Sir David Tweedie dismisses view that accounting rules prevent banks adequately provisioning for future loan losses

02 Nov 2012

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