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- IFRS vs. GAAP
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Through the library, you have access to a report from the International Monetary Fund entitled “Global Financial Stability Report.” Basically, the report discusses global market developments and issues. The really nice feature is that we have access to some of the historical reports.
Here is the link and some quick instructions on how to navigate to the actual report. (Note: the June link is just a quick update, click the April link to get an in-depth report):
Click the date of the report you want. Click the ‘Full Text” link at the top of the page to see the entire report or under each chapter, click the “full text” link to see it. (I know that sounds obvious, but I actually passed these up on the 1st go-round- maybe this is just a personal problem and you can ignore this paragraph)
For those who like to know more details, here is a sampling of some of the statistical data/chart titles in the April report:
1.1 The Middle East: Geopolitical Risk to the Financial Stability Outlook
1.2 Implications of Japan’s Earthquake for Financial Stability
1.3 Examining the Ability of U.S. Banks to Absorb Mortgage Principal Reductions
1.4 Are Debt Vulnerabilities Building in the Emerging Market Corporate Sector?
1.5 Emerging Market Banks: Fueling Growth or Frenzy?
1.6 Euro Area Crisis Management and Prevention
1.7 Regulatory Reforms: Are We There Yet?
2.1 How Well Does the Net Stable Funding Ratio Predict Banks’ Liquidity Problems?
2.2 How Well Does the Systemic Liquidity Risk Index Explain Banks’ Liquidity Problems?
3.1 The Danish “Balance Principle” Mortgage Model
3.2 Legal Prerequisites for Housing Finance Systems
3.3 Experience with Limits on Loan-to-Value Ratios for Residential Mortgages
3.4 Housing Finance and the U.S. Housing Crisis
3.5 Emerging Market Mortgage Securitization
3.6 Empirical Analyses of the Relationships among House Prices, Credit, and Housing Finance Characteristics
3.7 Mortgage Finance Unbundling and Incentive Misalignments
I haven’t actually used this myself, but thought I’d pass along instructions for the EBSCOhost Mobile apps. For those who don’t know, EBSCOhost publishes these databases (and many more): Business Source Complete, Academic Source Complete, Communication & Mass Media Complete, Agricola, EconLit, PsycInfo, Regional Business News, and SocIndex (to name a few).
Here’s the info sent by EBSCOhost (copied verbatim):
EBSCOhost Mobile is an excellent way to encourage your users to make the most of your online resources from EBSCO:
How do I create an EBSCOhost Mobile profile in EBSCOadmin?
Exciting News! The new iPhone app is now available!
EBSCO’s new app is free, and offers the convenience and rich functionality that enables users to:
- Choose which databases to search
- Limit results to full text or peer reviewed
- Sort by relevance or date
- Retrieve full text results in HTML and/or PDF formats
- Save results for offline access at a later date
- Email results to self or others
- View cover flow display of results
To get started, simply click on the EBSCOhost iPhone/iPod Touch Application link at the bottom of the EBSCOhost screen and follow the instructions.
Learn more about EBSCOhost Mobile and the new iPhone app here: http://www.ebscohost.com/academic/mobile-access
Country Commercial Guides are published by the United States and Foreign Commercial Service. These guides provide a tremendous amount of information about how to do business in another country. Here are some of the major areas discussed:
How to do Business in a particular country
Political and Economic Environment
Selling U.S. products and services
Leading sectors for U.S. export and investment
Trade regulations and standards
Trade and Project Financing
Contacts, Market Research and Trade Events
Doing research on these topics for accounting? Here are some suggested databases and search terms.
I would look in the following TCU databases (keep in mind that some of these databases have limits on the # of simultaneous users, so if a non-TCU password screen pops up, just wait and try again later):
Here is how I would structure my basic search if you have multiple boxes on the page:
Box 1: ifrs OR “international financial reporting standards”
Box 2: gaap OR “generally accepted accounting principles”
Box 3: difference*
In box 3, you may want to replace the word ‘difference*’ with a keyword from some of the other criteria for your assignment, for example: impact* In some databases, you need to NOT use the word ‘difference*’ in order to get results. Try some variations and don’t give up on the first attempt.
If the database has a single search box, construct your search like this:
( ifrs OR “international financial reporting standards”) AND ( gaap OR “generally accepted accounting principles”) AND difference*