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IFRS Alert 2020-10 Hyperinflationary economies

IAS 29 ‘Financial Reporting in Hyperinflationary Economies’ requires the statements of any entity whose functional currency is the currency of a hyperinflationary economy to be restated for changes in the general purchasing power of that currency so that the financial information provided is more meaningful.

The Standard lists factors that indicate an economy is hyperinflationary. One of the indicators of hyperinflation is if cumulative inflation over a three year period approaches, or is in excess of, 100 per cent.

IAS 29 applies to the financial statements of any entity from the beginning of the reporting period in which it identifies the existence of hyperinflation in the country in whose currency it reports.