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Risk, accounting standards and the pensions puzzle

Companies are de-risking pensions, but are accounting standards behind the trend and should we be worried?

12 Sep 2011

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Credibility and funding in focus at IFRS debate

IFRS experts debated the promise of global accounting standards at a roundtable earlier this week

09 Sep 2011


Are three buckets enough for asset impairment?

IASB's three bucket model has been proposed for asset impairment but how would the theory work in practice?

19 Aug 2011

Two-year delay for IFRS 9

The effective date of IFRS 9 Financial Instruments has been pushed back two years to allow the standard to be completed and endorsed

05 Aug 2011

Can IFRS 9 prevent Greek tragedy?

IFRS 9 supporters claim the standard will ease Greek debt pain, but the markets might have the final say

04 Aug 2011

Banks favour IFRS 9

Banks welcome impairment accounting proposals in global standard IFRS 9, saying it is better than the old IAS 39

02 Aug 2011

IFRS interpretations chair changes hands

The IFRS Interpretation's Committee has a new chairman, director of international activities Wayne Upton

28 Jul 2011

IASB requests guidance on future work

International standards setters ask for direction on the focus of their work post convergence

26 Jul 2011

Global standard setters re-expose leasing draft

Standard setters invite more comment on common leasing standard as board decisions have moved on

22 Jul 2011

Barnier nixes Greek rescue via IFRS 9

Barnier dismisses calls for early adoption of IFRS 9 by those who say it will ease the Greek sovereign debt crisis

14 Jul 2011

IASB optimism buoys annual report

The IASB's annual report shows optimism and hopes for better days once the rush to US convergence is over

13 Jul 2011

Setters bring financial instruments standard in line

The Accounting Standards Board has amended FRS 29 in line with changes made to IFRS 7 in October last year

07 Jul 2011

Risk vs. Riches - can accounting standards change pension plans?

A new accounting standard could encourage less risky pension investing, though experts are not convinced

06 Jul 2011

IASB chief: New standard would mitigate Greek risk

IASB chairman says new standard would lessen the pain of exposure to Greek liabilities

06 Jul 2011

Outgoing IASB chairman defends global standards

David Tweedie highlights achievements and defends accounting standards' role during the banking crisis

01 Jul 2011

Incoming IASB chief talks post-convergence agenda

New chairman Hans Hoogervorst underlines remaining tasks after completion of global standards

01 Jul 2011

New standard slaps £325m costs on finance sector

Finance companies will be hit by higher costs and lower profits as a result of the new accounting standards IAS19, a new survey found

21 Jun 2011

Insurers fear volatility of IFRS 'black hole'

Insurers have branded phase II of IFRS as creating unnecessary volatility

21 Jun 2011

Busy week for the IASB

The IASB has had a busy week, with updated standards and reports abounding

17 Jun 2011

New pension standard 'could cost companies £10bn'

New IASB standard could have huge cost implications but should boost transparency

17 Jun 2011

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Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would

The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

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Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

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Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

Colin: Uber tax, Uber problems

Colin wonders whether Uber's customers could perhaps operate their tipping system in the same manner that the minicab business operates its app

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