IAS1 : PRESENTATION OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
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An entity shall not offset assets [one] and liabilities or income and expenses, unless required or permitted [two] by an IFRS.
An entity reports separately both assets [three] and liabilities, and income and expenses. Offsetting in the statements of comprehensive [four] income or financial position or in the separate income statement [five] (if presented), except when offsetting reflects [six] the substance of the transaction or other event, detracts from the ability [seven] of users both to understand the transactions, other events [eight] and conditions that have occurred and to assess the entity’s [nine] future cash flows. Measuring assets net [ten] of valuation allowances—for example, obsolescence allowances on inventories [one] and doubtful debts allowances on receivables—is not offsetting.
IAS [two] 18 Revenue defines revenue and requires an entity [three] to measure it at the fair value of the consideration received [four] or receivable, taking into account the amount of any trade [five] discounts and volume rebates the entity allows. An entity [six] undertakes, in the course of its ordinary activities, other [seven] transactions that do not generate revenue [eight] but are incidental to the main revenue-generating activities. An entity [nine] presents the results of such transactions, when this [ten] presentation reflects the substance of the transaction or other event, [one] by netting any income with related expenses [two] arising on the same transaction. For example:
(a) an entity presents [three] gains and losses on the disposal of non-current assets, including [four] investments and operating assets, by deducting from the proceeds on disposal [five] the carrying amount of the asset and related selling expenses; [six] and
(b) an entity may net expenditure related [seven] to a provision that is recognised in accordance with [eight] IAS 37 Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent [nine] Assets and reimbursed under a contractual arrangement with [ten] a third party (for example, a supplier’s warranty [one] agreement) against the related reimbursement.
In addition, an entity [two] presents on a net basis gains and losses arising [three] from a group of similar transactions, for example, foreign exchange [four] gains and losses or gains and losses arising on financial [five] instruments held for trading. However, an entity presents [six] such gains and losses separately if they are [seven] material.
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Nor did she give the same talents either in kind or in degree to all, evidently meaning that the inequality of her gifts should be ultimately equalized by a reciprocal interchange of good offices and mutual assistance.
Thus, in different countries, she has caused different commodities to be produced, that expediency itself might introduce commercial intercourse.
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