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Understanding Investors 

01 February 2014

Investors are less trustful of corporate reports since the global financial crisis according to new research from ACCA Read the article


Best practice on the Shanghai Stock Exchange

01 September 2013

Selected companies that were recognised for excellence in corporate disclosures by SSE have been interviewed to showcase their best practices.


Strengthening financial reporting in Singapore

14 August 2013

Joint research by ACCA and ACRA focuses on how to improve the quality of financial reporting in companies


IR consultation Asia

31 July 2013

The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) has issued the Consultation Draft of the International Integrated Reporting Framework


IFRS in China

26 February 2013

New research from ACCA shows international accounting standards in China bring greater transparency for investors and benefit economy

Other Corporate reporting Articles

Impact of IFRS

Impact of IFRS - By Ian Welch, Head of policy, 09 January 2013

'Businesses around the world are starting to feel bottom-line benefits from the spread of global accounting standards' reports ACCA’s Ian Welch


Global alignment: Islamic Finance - 27 November 2012

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 in the US - 27 November 2012

IFRS adoption in the US will happen in the long run, US investors tell ACCA

Al Gore IR

Al Gore IR - 27 November 2012

Compulsory integrated reporting and an end to quarterly earnings guidance will help achieve sustainable capitalism by 2020, say Al Gore and David Blood

Small business

ACCA has over 100 years' experience of working with the SME sector. We lobby governments, regulators and standard setters in the long-term interest of a healthy SME sector, and we support professional accountants so they can continue to function as the sector’s most trusted business advisers and finance managers.

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About corporate reporting

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.

Technical activities

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Global Forums

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