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EU: Expand XBRL Reporting to Include Climate Change Disclosure

February 21, 2020

On Tuesday, European Commission Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis gave a speech at a key IFRS conference setting out a broad vision for the future of corporate reporting, incorporating a number of important strands for the XBRL community.

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Big Data for Central Banks

February 21, 2020

In the Bank of International Settlements’ (BIS) latest podcast Bruno Tissot, Head of Statistics and Research Support at BIS, discusses how we can best use big data, the opportunities and challenges it presents, and the policy issues it creates. Tissot likes to see big data as organic data as opposed to static data: static data is collected […]

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South Korea Launch Data Exchange

February 21, 2020

South Korea’s Financial Services Commission (FSC) has announced the imminent launch of the country’s first data exchange – which will serve as a platform for data providers and users to buy and sell data. The launch came close on the heels of the National Assembly relaxing regulations on the use of personal data and should […]

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Who Else Needs the LEI?

February 21, 2020

Earlier this month the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) held a Meet the Market event in order to explore areas the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) could be further adopted within industry and the public sector. In an opening speech, Klaas Knot, Netherlands Central Bank Governor, described the valuable role the LEI can play in […]

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XBRL US Data Quality Checks Now Available inside FASB Taxonomy

February 21, 2020

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has incorporated the DQC validation rule documentation into the 2020 release of the US GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy. The validation rules, developed by the XBRL US Data Quality Committee (DQC), are used by filers to check the accuracy of their data before they submit it to the SEC. This […]

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Colombia Launches XBRL Training

February 21, 2020

The Superintendencia de Sociedades in Colombia is holding a month of free training sessions to help financial report preparers navigate the XBRL EXPRESS online system. Circular 201-000008, which came into effect in November 2019, established requirements for monitored companies to report financial statements digitally, in XBRL format, in line with international standards. In addition to introducing country-wide […]

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EBA Adopt COREP and FINREP Reporting Amendments

February 21, 2020

Following formal adoption by the European Commission, the European Banking Authority (EBA) amendments relating to COREP and FINREP based on the final draft of Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) submitted in July 2019 have been finalised. All related documents including taxonomy files and filing rules can be found here.

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Hans Verkruijsse Retires from XBRL Netherlands BoD

February 21, 2020

After ten successful years working to bring structured business reporting to the Netherlands, and beyond, Prof. Hans Verkruijsse’s retirement from his long-standing role as XBRL Netherlands Chair was marked this week at a meeting in Amsterdam. Throughout his career within the profession (as a Partner at EY and as an academic at the Tilburg University) […]

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A GREAT Step Forward for Transparency

February 21, 2020

Recently Marc Joffe outlined the significant opportunities presented by the newly passed GREAT Act – and highlighted some steps already taken along the path to its realisation. At the start of 2020 the US Congress passed the “Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency”, or GREAT, Act. The GREAT Act presents a significant opportunity to increase […]

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ESMA Commits to Stronger ESG Regulation

February 14, 2020

Earlier this month the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its Strategy on Sustainable Finance. The strategy sets out how ESMA will place sustainability at the core of its activities by embedding Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations into its work.

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