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Conceptual changes to Lease Accounting

The IASB and FASB jointly tackle the anomalies in lease accounting. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the United States Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) released a second exposure draft on lease accounting in May 2013. IAS 17 LEASES IAS 17 Leases currently allows a company to classify its leases as either a finance…

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VIEWPOINT: Investing to preserve purchasing power

Offering a prudent balance between reward and risk, ‘real return funds’ take the middle road. Real return funds are often overlooked in investment portfolios for being ‘too boring’ or ‘too slow to deliver spectacular returns’. Nonetheless they may be highly suitable for investors with a medium- to long-term investment horizon. The temptation is always there…

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VIEWPOINT: Annual reports – moving beyond ‘one size fits all’

Is differentiated reporting for investors and other stakeholders the way to go? Just the other day I was having a contemplative beer or two with a sustainability adviser who sometimes collaborates with me on annual reports. As the wordsmith, I assemble and tell the company value-creation story, where he’s a veteran CA(SA) who adeptly crunches…

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