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SFC Met in Hyderabad for its First Meeting of 2010
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The CAPA Strategic & Finance Committee (SFC) met for its first meeting of 2010 in Hyderabad, India from 28-29 January 2010. The meeting was held in conjunction with the IFRS for SMEs Workshop, jointly organised by CAPA and the International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation from 25-27 January 2010.  | full story >>

CAPA Annual Report 2009 Now Published
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The 2009 CAPA Annual Report is now available in pdf version on the CAPA website. To view or download a copy of the annual report, please click on the following link or go to:-

http://www.capa.com.my/section.cfm?id=127

CAPA Board Meeting in May 2010
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The up-coming 19th CAPA Board meeting will be held in Wellington, New Zealand from 20-21 May 2010. Hosted by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA), this Board meeting will also be preceded by committee meetings and followed by an Annual General Meeting (AGM).  | full story >>

IFRS for SMEs Second Batch Training Modules at IASB Website
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The International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC) Foundation, on 2 March 2010, published the second batch of training material for the International Financial Reporting Standard for the Small and Medium-sized Entities (IFRS for SMEs). The training material is designed to assist companies and accounting practitioners in applying the IFRS. It will also assist in teaching how to apply the IFRS for SMEs. For more details and to download the training materials, click on the following link or visit the IASB website at:-

http://www.iasb.org/News/Press+Releases/secondIFRSforSMEstrainingmaterial.htm


IFAC News - February 2010
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1) IPSASB Seeks Views on Accounting for Service Concession Arrangements by Grantors  | read article >>

2) IFAC Global Survey Says International Standards Crucial to Investor and Financial Stability  | read article >>

3) Global Accountancy Leaders Support IFAC Focus on SMEs and Their Financial Advisors  | read article >>

4) IFAC Member Body Development eNews - February 2010 Issue  | read article >>

5) PAIB Committee eNews - February 2010 Issue  | read article >>


Members Updates - February 2010
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CPA Australia

1) New CPA Australia website  | read article >>

Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

1) Future of Australia's accounting education dependent on universal framework  | read article >>

2) The Insitute of Chartered Accountants appoints new President  | read article >>

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh

1) Certificate Giving Ceremony of "Training of the Trainers" held on Wednesday, 24 February 2010 at ICAB Auditorium  | read article >>

Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Bangladesh

1) Mr. Md. Abdul Aziz and Mr. Md. Jasim Uddin Akond is new President and Secretary of ICMAB  | read article >>

CGA-Canada

1) Increased Convergence of Standards would Improve Fair Value Reporting, CGA Report Finds  | read article >>

Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

1) ICAI elects new Torch Bearers  | read article >>

Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants

1) Comments on the "Request for input on application in emerging and transition economies"  | read article >>

2) The fourth meeting of the IFRS Council  | read article >>

3) Comments on the Consultation Paper, Assurance on a Greenhouse Gas Statement  | read article >>

Korean Institute of Certified Public Accountants

1) Success stories: Two early adopters of IFRS  | read article >>

2) Korean insurers to adopt the IGRSs in April next year  | read article >>

AAT United Kingdom

1) AAT encourages budding fashion designers to build the right business skills for success  | read article >>

2) AS unemployment reaches new heights, the AAT demands barriers be broken down for SMEs  | read article >>

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

1) European Parliament set to vote on accounting requirements for micro businesses  | read article  >>

2) US SEC should show leadership and provide clarity over convergence project  | read article >>

3) From survival to sustainability: South East Asia guide  | read article >>

4) Going for growth: an ICAEW manifesto  | read article >>

ACCA

1) ACCA underlines crucial role of audit in Ukraine's economic development  | read article >>