The accounting standard IFRS 5 sets out the requirements for entities accounting for assets held for sale, and the presentation and disclosure of discontinued operations. Find articles, books and online resources providing quick links to the standard, summaries, guidance and news of recent developments.
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IFRS 5 – Non-current Assets Held for Sale and Discontinued Operations
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