Commentary: Debate continues over focus on earnings

11/1/2007 | Financial Times (free content)

A letter written by the Corporate Reporting Users' Forum has sparked a debate over the focus by investors, bankers and analysts on earnings and suggests using another gauge. The letter was sent to the International Accounting Standards Board and the Financial Accounting Standards Board, both of which will publish papers offering suggestions for future financial statements. Writing for the Financial Times, Jennifer Hughes asks: "is it the standard setters' decision as to what the markets should look at?"

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