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What’s Next for Accounting Standards?

October 4, 2019

At the World Standard-setters Conference in London last week Chair of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) Hans Hoogervorst gave some insights into the areas the IASB will be looking to make progress on in 2020. So what’s on the agenda? A recent focus for the IASB has been improving how effectively financial statements communicate. […]

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Can Integrated Reporting Repair Trust in Business?

October 4, 2019

An article by Mark Graham, Associate Professor at the UCT Graduate School of Business, in Business Report this month highlights Integrated reporting (IR) as a powerful tool for building trust and confidence in companies – with a corresponding increase in company value. Integrated Reporting is supposed to fill in the gaps in current reporting, providing […]

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Creating an Inline XBRL Report? Explainer Guide Available

October 4, 2019

Inline XBRL (iXBRL) enables a single document to provide both a preparer-driven human-readable presentation of a business report and structured, machine-readable XBRL data. The data format requirements for human-readability and automated machine consumption vary in some cases. For example, a preparer might present a date as ’30th September 2019″ whereas XBRL requires dates to be […]

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FASB Roundtable on Goodwill

October 4, 2019

More news on accounting for goodwill this week as the US’s Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) announced it will be hosting a public roundtable discussion to gather views on its recent Invitation to Comment (ITC) on Identifiable Intangible Assets and Subsequent Accounting for Goodwill. The roundtable will be held on 15 November 2019 and give […]

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Simplify ESG Reporting with Better Alignment

October 4, 2019

Key co-ordinating body,  the Corporate Reporting Dialogue, has reported that alignment between different ESG frameworks with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations is better than expected. In order to offer more clarity on the relationships between different ESG reporting frameworks, the Better Alignment Project has brought a varied group of standard setters together to […]

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Financial Transparency Act Introduced in Congress

September 27, 2019

The Financial Transparency Act (FTA) was reintroduced into US Congress this week, potentially paving the way for a significant advance in data standards that would benefit the business community and regulators alike. The bipartisan bill, which has long been supported by the Data Coalition, and our colleagues at XBRL US, aims to introduce a number of […]

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Effective Climate Change Disclosure is Key

September 27, 2019

Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, recently gave a speech on sustainable finance at the United Nations Climate Action Summit highlighting the need for effective climate disclosure to build a sustainable financial system. Carney sees the initiatives and innovations of the private sector as key to underpinning the work of governmental climate policy, […]

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Hear Why Local Government Reporting Needs Reform

September 27, 2019

At next month’s Data Amplified conference, hear from Marc Joffe, the leading advocate for the modernisation of local government reporting in the United States. Hear how the use of structured data will improve decision making within government and the credit rating process, leading to improved bond programs for funding infrastructure in that country. With an […]

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SEC Propose Update to Statistical Disclosures for Banks

September 27, 2019

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed an update to the statistical disclosures provided by banks, savings and loan companies. The proposed update would replace Industry Guide 3, Statistical Disclosure by Bank Holding Companies, with the proposed disclosure rules moving to a new subpart of Regulation S-K. It should be noted that Guide […]

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How Can Technology Drive Transparency Across the EU?

September 27, 2019

Next week XBRL International CEO John Turner will talk about the future of technology and transparency at an EU Commission conference in Brussels, hosted by Deloitte. Transparency is essential for capital markets to function efficiently: investors need to know what they are investing in to make the best decisions for their capital. While the EU […]

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