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 Corporate Financial Reporting and Regulation in the European Union

George J. Benston, Michael Bromwich, Robert E. Litan and Alfred Wagenhofer

in Worldwide Financial Reporting

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780195305838
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199783342 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195305833.003.0007
  Corporate Financial Reporting and Regulation in the European Union

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The EU has for a long time strived to harmonize the financial disclosure of companies headquartered in the EU member states. However, financial reporting in these states continues to differ, reflecting the ongoing role of national accounting traditions and regulatory structures. This chapter surveys both the areas where rules have been harmonized and those where national differences remain. The discussion highlights many of the issues that likely to arise in efforts to achieve harmonized rules on a global scale.

Keywords: European Union; financial services action plan; accounting standards; auditing; enforcement

Chapter.  12327 words. 

Subjects: Financial Markets

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