When a company does business with another business that shares common ownership or relationships exist between the management team, it is important for investors to understand this. One potential risk is contracts that are not priced at market values, and thus misappropriation of funds.
IAS are principles based standards, rather than strict rules based standards that govern international accounting. IAS standards differ from IFRS standards in that they were introduced prior to 2001, whereas IFRS were produced after this date by the IASB, or the International Accounting Standards Board. When determining the hierarchy of these, the IAS is considered to be the building blocks in which the newer and more relevant IFRS are founded and therefore IFRS is more authoritative when these conflict.
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