XBRL International Steering Committee approves the XBRL Global Ledger Framework as an XBRL RECOMMENDATION


17 April 2007



The Global Ledger Framework is intended to enable the efficient handling of financial and business information contained within an organisation.  It allows the representation of data found in charts of accounts, journal entries or historical transactions.  It enables the data to be gathered across disparate accounting systems, analysed and used efficiently and cost-effectively.


A description of the Global Ledger Framework is available at www.xbrl.org/GLTaxonomy/ and its files are at www.xbrl.org/GLFiles/.


Any comments on the XBRL Global Ledger Framework RECOMMENDATION should be sent to xbrlgl@xbrl.org.



Announced by:

Hugh Wallis

XBRL International