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New research from ACCA shows international accounting standards in China bring greater transparency for investors and benefit economy Read the article
'Businesses around the world are starting to feel bottom-line benefits from the spread of global accounting standards' reports ACCA’s Ian Welch
The rapid global growth in Islamic finance has led to a number of reporting issues and challenges, notably the question of how it fits into the global IFRS framework
IFRS adoption in the US will happen in the long run, US investors tell ACCA
Compulsory integrated reporting and an end to quarterly earnings guidance will help achieve sustainable capitalism by 2020, say Al Gore and David Blood
A world tour of integrated reporting - 12 September 2012
‘Progress towards the adoption of integrated reporting around the world may be mixed, but momentum continues to build’ says ACCA’s Rachel Jackson.
Re-assessing the value of corporate reporting - By Ian Welch, Head of policy, 12 April 2012
1 January 2012 This report summarises research that ACCA carried out with investors to get their views on whether they still valued the annual report and what they needed from it.
CFO and Investor Perspectives on Global Reporting Standards - By Ian Welch, Head of policy, 12 April 2012
1 October 2011 This report canvasses the views of both CFOs and investors globally to gauge their appetite and views on global standards for reporting.
Narrative Reporting | Research & Insights | ACCA Global - 01 April 2011
Predicting an uncertain future reviews the state of risk and business forecast information disclosure in narrative reporting.
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If you’re interested in corporate reporting, you may like to read some articles and reports held in our technical library.
The future of corporate reporting is currently the subject of considerable debate. Financial reporting standards have been criticised for over-complexity and requiring more and more disclosures, sparking accusations that reports are too long and not fit for purpose.
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