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Sunday, 27 October 2013

Third prize for The Silliest Statement Regarding Accounting in 2013-to-date

Third Prize for The Silliest Statement Regarding Accounting in 2013-to-date is awarded to Michael Stewart, Director of Implementation Activities at the International Accounting Standards Board for his statement that "Financial reporting has NO EFFECT on the economy" on 8 January 2013 in London.

First Prize: IASB STAFF for the statement 

"23. Consequently, we are of the view that IFRSs PROHIBIT an entity from preparing its financial statements under the concept of financial capital maintenance defined in constant purchasing power units unless the entity falls within the scope of IAS 29."


Second Prize: PROF. STEVE HANKE


Second prize goes to Prof. Steve Hanke for the following statement:


"Hyperinflation begins when a country experiences an inflation rate of greater than 50% percent per month — which comes out to about 13,000% per year."


IAS 29 Financial Reporting in Hyperinflationary Economies, Par. 3 states:

"Hyperinflation is indicated by characteristics of the economic environment of a country which include, but are not limited to, the following:

(e) the cumulative inflation rate over three years is approaching, or exceeds, 100%."



These awards will only be finalised on 1 January 2014.


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