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International Accounting Standards Board issues narrow-scope amendments to IFRS 9 and IAS 28

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has today issued amendments to IFRS 9 Financial Instruments and to IAS 28 Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures to aid implementation.

The amendments to the financial instruments Standard, IFRS 9, allow companies to measure particular prepayable financial assets with so-called negative compensation at amortised cost or at fair value through other comprehensive income if a specified condition is met—instead of at fair value through profit or loss.

The amendments to IAS 28 Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures clarify that companies account for long-term interests in an associate or joint venture—to which the equity method is not applied—using IFRS 9.

The IASB has also published an example that illustrates how companies apply the requirements in IFRS 9 and IAS 28 to long-term interests in an associate or joint venture.

The IASB’s Press Release can be accessed at www.ifrs.org.

12 October 2017