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"International accounting standards are 'unusable" from an investor's viewpoint and make 'global allocation of capital more complex instead of simplifying it". Chief financial officers at large listed entities say. Millions of dollars have been spent adopting international financial reporting standards to help investors make like-for-like comparisons between companies in global capital markets. But CFO's say they are useless and have driven financial disclosures to unmanageable levels.
The criticism comes as the United States, the world's largest capital market, decides whether to retire its domestic accounting standard (US GAAP) and adopt IFRS". Australian Financial Review.
In the light of the given statement;
1. Explain the IASB Conceptual Framework's perspective of users and their decisions.
2. Which qualitative characteristics of financial reporting, as per the IASB Conceptual Framework, seems not to be satisfied by current reporting practices as per IFRS.
3. In your opinion, do corporate financial reports satisfy the central objective of financial reporting as identified in the Conceptual Framework?