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This guide is one of a series of publications and other resources intended to assist users in understanding International Financial Reporting Standards. These include: International Accounting Standards: A Guide to Preparing Accounts InternationalFinancial Reporting Standards - Model Financial Statements and Checklist IAS in your Pocket 3rd Edition. Written by Deloitte & Touche, United Kingdom. Published by ABG Professional Information: www.abgweb.com Model financial statements and presentation and disclosure checklist prepared under International Financial Reporting Standards.
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This 20-pagebooklet identifies and explains 81 differences between International Financial Reporting Standards and US GAAP. This 32-page booklet identifies and explains 108 differences between International Financial Reporting Standards and Chinese GAAP.
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Since the publicationof the second edition of this guide, the restructured International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has clearly indicated its intention to take international standard setting to a new level. It has issued a number of exposure drafts to amend standards previously issued by the International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC) and has issued exposure drafts on topics previously uncovered. Indoing this it has indicated that it will not shy away from its reponsibilities and has evidenced this by including the controversial topic of Share-based Payment on its agenda. It has also clearly indicated that it wishes to be seen as a different body from its predecessor by changing the name of new standards it issues to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Globally, thousands ofcompanies will be moving to IFRS as their primary basis of financial reporting over the next several years. In Europe, for example, the European Commission recently issued a regulation that, with a few exceptions, requires all publicly listed companies domiciled within the European Union to prepare their consolidated financial statements in accordance with IFRS from 2005. This requirement will...