IAS 39

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IAS 39: Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement is an international accounting standard for financial instruments released by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).

It was adopted by the European Union in 2004.[1]

In 2005, the EU also introduced the fair value and hedging provision of the amended version of IAS 39.[2][3]

The EU version is set to be changed at the end of 2008 in response to the financial crisis of 2008.[4] The comparative accounting measures in the United States are FAS 133 and FAS 157. The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) released a 'FASB Staff Position' statement in October, 2008, in response to the financial crisis.[5]


  1. ^ "Accounting standards: Commission endorses IAS 39". European Commission. 2004-11-19. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  2. ^ "EU adopts new accounting rules for financial derivatives". Forbes. 2005-11-15. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  3. ^ "Accounting standards: Commission endorses "IAS 39 Fair Value Option"". European Commission. 2005-11-15. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  4. ^ "EU executive to ease fair value on banks". Reuters. 2008-10-10. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  5. ^ "FASB Staff Position No. 157-3, Determining the Fair Value of a Financial Asset When the Market for That Asset Is Not Active". Financial Accounting Standards Board. 2008-10-10. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 

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