International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) - latest developments

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The IASB is the independent standard-setting body of the IFRS Foundation responsible for the development and publication of IFRSs and for approving Interpretations of IFRSs as developed by the IFRS Interpretations Committee (formerly called the IFRIC).

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IASB publishes proposals as part of Disclosure Initiative
IASB - 03/25/2014
The IASB published for public comment an Exposure Draft outlining proposed amendments to IAS 1, Presentation of Financial Statements. The proposal results from one of several short-term projects under the IASB’s Disclosure Initiative. The Exposure Draft proposes narrow-focus clarifying amendments to IAS 1 to address some of the concerns expressed about existing presentation and disclosure requirements and to ensure entities are able to use judgement when preparing their financial statements.

IFRS Foundation and IVSC coordinate on fair value
IASB - 03/06/2014
The IFRS Foundation and the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) announced a joint statement of protocols for cooperation on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Valuation Standards (IVS). Both the IVSC and the IFRS Foundation have a shared interest in the consistent measurement of fair value for financial reporting. Certain Standards issued by the IASB use fair value as a measurement basis. The IVSC has standards and guidance on fair value and other valuation measurement and facilitates collaboration and cooperation among its member organizations to help ensure consistent application.

IFRS Foundation publishes 2014 IFRS Taxonomy
IASB - 03/05/2014
The IFRS Foundation has published the IFRS Taxonomy 2014. The IFRS Taxonomy is a translation of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) into eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL). The 2014 taxonomy contains XBRL tags for all IFRS disclosure requirements and is consistent with Standards as issued by the IASB at January 1, 2014, including Standards published but not yet effective at that date.

IASB issues interim Standard on rate-regulated activities
IASB - 01/30/2014
The IASB issued an interim Standard — IFRS 14, Regulatory Deferral Accounts. The aim of this interim Standard is to enhance the comparability of financial reporting by entities that are engaged in rate-regulated activities. Many countries have industry sectors that are subject to rate regulation, whereby governments regulate the supply and pricing of particular types of activity by private entities. This can include utilities such as gas, electricity and water. Rate regulation can have a significant impact on the timing and amount of an entity's revenue.

IASB begins public consultation on Post-implementation Review of IFRS 3
IASB - 01/30/2014
The IASB began the public consultation stage of its review of IFRS 3, Business Combinations, by publishing a Request for Information on experience with, and the effect of, implementing the Standard. The Request for Information seeks feedback on whether the Standard provides information that is useful to users of financial statements, whether there are areas of the Standard that represent implementation challenges and whether unexpected costs have arisen when preparing, auditing or enforcing the requirements of the Standard.

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PwC's IFRS news

IFRS news — March 2014

This issue of IFRS news looks at (1) financial performance: change on the horizon, (2) IFRS 3 – relevance versus complexity, (3) non-viability instruments, (4) insurance project, (5) IFRS 9 effective date, (6) new revenue standard delayed, (7) IFRS workplan, (8) IC stops debate on ‘higher of’ plans, and (9) Q&As: non-controlling interests.

IFRS news — February 2014

This issue of IFRS news looks at (1) needs of capital providers: EFRAG and ICAS report, (2) IFRIC 21 - just ‘levies’ or much more?, (3) how should business models affect accounting?, (4) interim standard on regulatory deferral accounts, (5) IFRS 9 redeliberations, (6) IFRS 3 post implementation review, (7) lease redeliberations, (8) IAS 1 narrow scope amendments, and (9) Q&As: money market funds.

IFRS news — December 2013/January 2014

This issue of IFRS news looks at (1) IFRS 9 hedging project, (2) revised pension changes, (3) 10 Key reminders for 2013 year-ends, (4) IAS 27 narrow scope amendments, (5) ESMA enforcement decisions, (6) IIRC integrated reporting framework, (7) IFRS 9 deliberations, (8) annual improvements, and (9) know your IFRS 'ABC': 'L' is for Loans.

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IASB Update - meeting minutes

The IASB Update is a staff summary of the tentative decisions reached by the IASB in its public meetings.

IASB Update – March 2014

The IASB met in public from March 13-21, 2014, at the IASB offices in London.

IASB Update – February 2014

The IASB met in public from February 19-20, 2014, at the IASB offices in London.

IASB Update – January 2014

The IASB met in public from January 21-23, 2014, at the IASB offices in London.

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Proposed rules

Exposure Draft: Disclosure Initiative (Proposed amendments to IAS 1)
IASB - 03/25/2014
The IASB published for public comment an Exposure Draft outlining proposed amendments to IAS 1, Presentation of Financial Statements. The proposal results from one of several short-term projects under the IASB’s Disclosure Initiative. The Exposure Draft proposes narrow-focus clarifying amendments to IAS 1 to address some of the concerns expressed about existing presentation and disclosure requirements and to ensure entities are able to use judgement when preparing their financial statements. [Comments on the proposal are requested by July 23, 2014.]

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PwC comment letters

PwC comments on the IASB's proposed amendments to IAS 27 to allow equity method accounting
PwC - 02/06/2014
PwC does not object to the board's proposal to restore the use of the equity method as one of the options to account for investments in subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates in an entity's separate financial statements. However, we do not support the requirement for retrospective application of the exposure draft nor the proposed consequential amendment to IAS 28.

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