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Download IFRS Outlook August 2010

 Sir Norman Foster extension to the Reichstag in Berlin, Germany

In this issue:

  • Our views on the Reporting Entity project
  • Fair value option for financial liabilities — does the proposed change reduce or retain complexity?
  • Proposal for accounting for insurance contracts
  • IFRS monthly update

 

Our views on the Reporting Entity project

As part of a joint project to improve their conceptual frameworks for financial reporting, the IASB and the US FASB have published an Exposure Draft (ED) on the Reporting Entity project. Learn about our views on the proposed description of reporting entity and the ability to apply the description in the preparation of consolidated financial statements, combined financial statements and parent-only financial statements.

Refer to our Supplement to IFRS outlook issue 68: Proposals to Describe the Reporting Entity  for a more in-depth look at the proposals in the ED.

Fair value option for financial liabilities — does the proposed change reduce or retain complexity?

The IASB issued an ED on the classification and measurement of financial liabilities. With two exceptions, the proposals largely retain the existing requirements in IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement for financial liabilities.

Read about our concerns over the proposals in the ED and, on a broader context, the next steps on the joint IASB and FASB project on financial instruments.

Proposal for accounting for insurance contracts

The IASB has issued their ED on IFRS 4 Insurance Contracts. If adopted, the ED will replace the current standard with the intention of creating a single consistent recognition and measurement standard for insurance contracts internationally.

For more information on the key components of the ED refer to our Insurance Accounting Alert Special Edition: Proposal for Accounting for Insurance Contracts.

IFRS monthly update

Find out what’s new this month from the IASB. We also highlight the projects currently being discussed by the IASB.

Resources

Look here for an up-to-date list of recent publications including Good Petroleum (International) Limited 31 December 2010  — an illustrative set of consolidated financial statements for a fictitious group of oil and gas companies.

See also our special edition of the Insurance Accounting Alert which provides an overview of the recently released ED Insurance Contracts which, if adopted, would create a single consistent recognition and measurement standard for insurance contracts internationally.

Register as well for our upcoming webcast that will focus on the IASB’s proposed model for insurance contracts.