International


The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) issues an exposure draft, Share-based Payment ( www.iasb.org.uk ), which proposes companies, on their financial statements, report as expenses any shares or options they grant to employees as compensation. The IASB concluded that such transactions are not different from those in which an entity receives resources—such as the services of employees or other goods or services—as consideration for its equity instruments. Comments are due March 7.

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