International


EU wants all listed companies to use international accounting standards by 2005 ( www.iasc.org.uk/news/cen8_193.htm ).

G4+1 shuts down as IASB starts up ( www.rutgers.edu/accounting/raw/fasb/IASC/g4+1jan01.html ).

IASC establishes international accounting standard-setting board ( www.iasc.org.uk/news/cen8_511.htm ).

U.K.’s audit board seeks feedback on standards convergence handbook ( www.asb.org.uk/publications/publication320.html ). Comments are due by April 30.

Financial Reporting Council reviews U.K. accounting issues ( www.frc.org.uk/annual-download.html ).

International accounting firms to develop global quality standard for audits ( www.ifac.org/news/lastestreleases.tmpl?nid=9799199815767 ).

IFAC releases draft accounting standards for governments ( www.ifac.org/news/lastestreleases.tmpl?nid=980442395109304 ). Comments are due by May 31.

IFAC study compares national and international accounting rules ( www.ifac.org/news/lastestreleases.tmpl?nid=9799211986238 ).

Ernst & Young merges with China’s largest accounting firm ( www.ey.com/GLOBAL/gcr.nsf/US/02-08-01_Release_-_News_Room_-_Ernst_&_Young_LLP ).

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