International Accounting Standards


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International Accounting Standards

A former system for standardizing accounting practices across the world. International Accounting Standards were issued by the International Accounting Standards Committee. Though it had no authority to enforce its rulings, a number of countries followed its guidelines anyway. In 2001, the IAS were replaced by the International Financial Reporting Standards.

International Accounting Standards

see ACCOUNTING STANDARDS.
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Murphy's retirement in 1973 coincided with the formation of the London-based International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC, which became the International Accounting Standards Board [IASB] in 2001).
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