International


INTERNATIONAL
The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) issued an exposure draft of a proposed new International Public Sector Accounting Standard (IPSAS) on employee benefits. ED 31 is based on IAS no. 19, Employee Benefits, and addresses short-term employee benefits, post-employment benefits, other long-term employee benefits and termination benefits. Comments may be e-mailed to publicsectorpubs@ifac.org by February 28, 2007. The draft is available at www.ifac.org/EDs .

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) endorsed the processes the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) uses for establishing international standards on auditing (ISAs), according to a statement by IFAC. The WFE represents 57 securities and derivative markets that account for more than 97% of world stock market capitalization. More than 100 countries have adopted or incorporated ISAs into their national auditing standards or use ISAs as a basis for preparing national auditing standards. All IAASB standards and guidance are available free from IFAC at www.ifac.org/store .

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