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Mining Sector Currency Risk Management Strategies: Responses to Foreign Currency Accounting Regulation
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-16, 10:16 authored by Godfrey, JM, Yee, B
This study investigates the impact of Approved Accounting Standard ASRB 1012, Foreign Currency Translation, on the currency risk management strategies of firms in the Australian mining industry. ASRB 1012 increased the responsiveness of most mining companies' reported earnings to exchange rate movements, and it was predicted that firms would alter their capital structures in response to the increased accounting exposure. The results suggest that mining companies decreased their proportionate levels of long-term foreign debt and increased their share capital and/or reserves to mitigate the effects of the standard on their contracts. This information is useful to standard-setters seeking an awareness of the potential micro and macro-economic effects of their pronouncements.
Publication titleAccounting and Business Research
Place of publicationLondon