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Thursday, 2 September 2010

Only daily parallel rate indexing can do the trick in a hyperinflationary economy

Hyperinflation is defined as an exceptional circumstance by the IASB. All non-monetary items – variable and constant items - are required to be valued in units of constant purchasing power in terms of IAS 29 Financial Reporting in Hyperinflationary Economies during hyperinflation by applying the period-end CPI to make restated HC or Current Cost financial reports more useful. This normally does nothing to the real values of the restated constant items unless they are accepted by the tax authorities as the new real values for these companies. The only way a country in hyperinflation can stabilize its real or non-monetary economy is by applying the daily parallel rate in the valuing of all non-monetary items instead of the year-end CPI.

Only daily parallel rate indexing can do the trick in a hypeirnflationary economy.


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