Full Convergence With IFRSs in Singapore Will Not Occur by 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012 Print Email

After a review of the plan for full convergence of Singapore Financial Reporting Standards (SFRSs) with IFRSs, the Accounting Standards Council (ASC) has determined that full convergence will not occur in 2012, as had originally been planned. Outstanding issues on a few key projects was noted as the reason for the delay in fully converging with IFRSs.

The following is an excerpt from the ASC's press release:

The timeline for full convergence will be adjusted in tandem with international developments, and will depend on the progress of several key projects undertaken by the IASB. These key IASB projects are still in progress and are not expected to take effect before 1 January 2015. The ASC had also noted during its review that major capital markets such as the US are still in the process of working out their IFRS convergence plans. The revised timeline will be announced at an appropriate juncture.

Source: Deloitte

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