The World Health Organisation has declared the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic. Many governments are taking stringent steps to contain and/or delay the spread of the virus.
Actions taken in response to the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in significant disruption to business operations and a significant increase in economic uncertainty, with more volatile asset prices and currency exchange rates, and a marked decline in long-term interest rates in developed economies.
In addition, oil prices have declined dramatically after OPEC and Russia were unable to agree on production cuts at their March 2020 meeting.
These events and conditions create a level of uncertainty and risk that companies may not have encountered before, and may result in significant financial reporting implications for preparers of financial statements. This resource centre focuses on the potential financial reporting impacts for 2020 period ends.
The FAQs below can help you better understand the potentially significant accounting and disclosure implications for your company, and the actions management can take now.
This resource centre will be continually updated as other significant accounting and reporting issues arise, so we encourage you to bookmark this page and check back frequently for updates.
- How have economic forecasts used to measure expected credit losses been updated?
- How has the credit risk of borrowers and other debtors been reassessed?
- Are fair values appropriately determined?
- How is hedge accounting impacted?
- Does a contract still meet the own use exemption?
- Have borrowers considered changes to the terms of their liabilities?
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