INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL REPORTING STANDARDS Definition

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INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL REPORTING STANDARDS (IFRS), often known by the older name of International Accounting Standards (IAS), are a set of accounting standards. They are issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).

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LEAD-TIME is the time between the initial stage of a project or policy and the appearance of results, for example, the long lead-time in oil production because of the need for new field exploration and drilling.

RECEIVERSHIP is equitable remedy whereby a court orders property placed under the control of a RECEIVER so that it may be preserved for the benefit of affected parties. A failing company may be placed in receivership in an action brought by its creditors. The business is often continued but is subject to the receivers control. See also BANKRUPTCY.

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