India on track for adoption of IFRS

Even thought the Indian version of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) has been altered here and there, the country is all set to implement the standards come April 2011. In the first phase, companies on the Indian stock exchanges – Nifty 50...

Lease accounting convergence

Another step towards convergence of the accounting standards. On August 27, 2010, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) jointly published an Exposure Draft, outlining proposed major changes to Generally...

UK getting set to adopt IFRS

The Accounting Standards Board (ASB) is ready to incur 78.9 million pounds in order to move to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The new system would introduce across the business community, but the ABS insists the cost will be well worth it. The...

The convergence project

October 2002 was a significant year in the history of accounting. The Norwalk Agreement , a memorandum of understanding was announced by Financial Accounting Standards Board and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). This was a significant step towards...

FASB planning to expand fair -value accounting

In an effort to align US GAAP to IFRS, FASB is considering expanding the fair- value accounting to land and buildings held for investment. The biggest impact of the change will be on real estate companies and real estate investment trusts. At present such assets are...