International


IFAC issues public sector exposure draft on events that occur after the reporting date. Comments are due by May 31 ( www.ifac.org/Guidance/EXD-Download.tmpl?PubID=98044113798449 ).

IFAC exposure draft addresses segment reporting for public entities. Comments are due by May 31 ( www.ifac.org/Guidance/EXD-Download.tmpl?PubID=980441403101013 ).

Public sector disclosure of financial instruments is the subject of IFAC exposure draft. Comments are due by May 31 ( www.ifac.org/Guidance/EXD-Download.tmpl?PubID=980441670103481 ).

IFAC exposes draft on public sector accounting for investment property. Comments are due by May 31 ( www.ifac.org/Guidance/EXD-Download.tmpl?PubID=980441893105583 ).

IASC standard prescribes accounting treatment for agricultural activity. Effective for annual financial statement periods on or after January 1, 2003 ( www.iasc.org.uk/frame/cen2_141.htm ).

IFAC signs up with eXtensible Business Reporting Language consortium ( www.ifac.org/News/Initiatives.tmpl#1 ).

IFAC president outlines plan to improve global financial reporting and auditing ( www.ifac.org/News/Initiatives.tmpl#2 ).

U.K. regulator addresses operating lease incentives, Web site development costs ( www.asb.org.uk/publications/publication325.html ).

U.K. accounting standard setter issues discussion paper on small entity reporting. Comments are due by May 18 ( www.asb.org.uk/publications/publication324.html ).

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