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How Far Should Disclosure Go?

December 7, 2018

 Last month we saw two speeches from either side of the Atlantic offering very different views for the future of financial reporting. Financial reporting has traditionally been just that – financial. It has a long history, as investors have always needed this critical information to (hopefully) allocate their capital effectively. However, in the information age […]

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FSB Evaluate Reforms

December 7, 2018

 To coincide with the G20 meeting in Buenos Aires the Financial Stability Board (FSB) have published its fourth annual report in the implementation and effects of the G20 financial regulatory reforms. Ten years after the crisis, the report evaluates the progress made on the reform agenda, while highlighting the challenges the future is bringing: how to maintain […]

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Municipal Bond Market Transformation

December 7, 2018

Just over a month ago we reported on the progress being made towards US state level XBRL. Further optimistic thoughts on that this week from Barnet Sherman in Forbes. While the US municipality bond market is larger than any other, the work being done in this context has direct relevance to government reporting in many other parts of the world.

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The Future of Corporate Reporting Conference

December 7, 2018

Last week XBRL International CEO John Turner participated in a panel at the European Commission’s high-level conference on “The future of corporate reporting in a digital & sustainable economy” in Brussels. The panel was on “Corporate reporting: time to embrace the digital revolution” and it was an excellent discussion, covering a lot of ground. John’s […]

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Should Central Banks Push Climate Friendly Finance?

December 7, 2018

Governments, companies, and public entities are under increasing pressure to adopt more climate friendly strategies – and central banks aren’t exempt from this expectation. But solving climate change is remote from the primary mandate of a central bank, and can actively clash with bank requirements, argues Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the […]

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IFRS Taxonomy Update.

December 7, 2018

The IFRS Foundation published a Proposed IFRS Taxonomy Update yesterday. This proposed update includes a number of suggested changes to the IFRS Taxonomy 2018, to improve the quality of data reported using the IFRS Taxonomy and to make it easier to access and use. This is a consultation draft: issuers, users, data providers, regulators and accounting professionals should consider providing feedback to the IFRS team. You’ve got 60 days to do so, through 4 February 2019.

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XBRL Transformation Rules Registry Update

November 30, 2018

Remember the Y2K problem? Now imagine Y2K but without being told what number comes after “19” until December 1st 1999. That’s the challenge currently facing IT systems in Japan.

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Effective ESG Disclosure Must be in Structured Data

November 30, 2018

There is an increasing recognition of the importance of corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency for efficient markets and stable, resilient economies. Here at XBRL International we strongly support efforts to expand ESG disclosure, but call on policy makers and standard setters to note the vital importance of structured data to effective ESG reporting.

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Malaysia Launches MBRS: XBRL Reporting System

November 30, 2018

Data Amplified this year heard from projects facilitating the on-going and significant expansion of the XBRL standard around the world. Earlier last month we were delighted to see the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) adopting XBRL for the annual and financial filings of more than 1 million companies countrywide through the introduction of the Malaysian Business Reporting System (MBRS).

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IFAC Recommends Smarter Regulation to the G20

November 30, 2018

In advance of the G20 Summit this month in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) released a list of ten recommendations for G20 countries to support the global economy. Centring around the need to pursue smart regulation, greater transparency and inclusive growth, the recommendations are designed to help rebuild public trust in institutions and advance economic progress.

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