FASB No. 8

Definition:

U.S. accounting standard that requires US firms to translate their foreign affiliates' accounts by the temporal method; that is, reporting gains and losses from currency fluctuations in current income. It was in effect between 1975 and 1981 and became the most controversial accounting standard in the US. It was replaced by FASB No. 52 in 1981.

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Currency Exchange Risk

Uncertainty about the rate at which revenues or costs denominated in one currency can be converted into another currency.

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