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Leases: Practical implications of the new Leases Standard

Leases: Practical implications of the new Leases Standard

The ultimate effect of the new accounting on regulatory capital depends on the actions of prudential regulators. As mentioned previously, the IASB has importantly concluded that a lessee should present lease assets arising from leases of property, plant and equipment as tangible assets. In addition, the IASB has estimated the effect on reported equity of the new Leases Standard by considering a sample of 20 European banks. The estimated decrease in reported equity is less than 0.5 per cent of reported equity for all banks included in the sample, and less than 0.2 per cent for almost half of the sample. On the basis of this, the IASB would not expect the changes to lease accounting to have a significant effect on the regulatory capital of financial institutions. The IASB continues to maintain an ongoing dialogue with prudential regulators and other interested parties to raise awareness of the likely effects of the new Leases Standard.
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IFRS 16: The leases standard is changing Are you ready?

IFRS 16: The leases standard is changing Are you ready?

transparency within an entity may actually drive more economic lease decisions enable lease portfolio optimisation or provide for potential cost savings. Other changes in lessee needs and behaviours may include a desire to move to shorter lease terms or include more variable lease payments based on usage of an asset. Others may want to move to more service-type agreements rather than leases, a trend that already exists in markets but could be accelerated by the new standard. Lessees may already engage in these renegotiations well before the adoption date to minimise the impacts of the new leases standard. However, entities considering such changes to their leases need to evaluate this carefully and consider all impacts, as these changes will often result in changes in economics, such as pricing and risks absorbed by an entity.
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IFRS AT A GLANCE IFRS 16 Leases

IFRS AT A GLANCE IFRS 16 Leases

The development of a new leases standard was originally a joint project between the IASB and FASB, and though they will not issue converged standards, both will bring leases on balance sheet for lessees. IFRS 16 removes the distinction between operating (“off balance sheet”) and finance (“on balance sheet”) leases for lessees. This will result in significant changes for lessees’ financial statements, including:

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Chapter. Accounting for Leases. Learning objectives Introduction to accounting for leases

Chapter. Accounting for Leases. Learning objectives Introduction to accounting for leases

available in early 2012 and might not accurately reflect the requirements that might ultimately be included in the new standard—it does nevertheless indicate that significant changes are likely when a revised account- ing standard is eventually issued. How reporting entities will respond to these changes will be interesting. Clearly, many more leases, which we have traditionally referred to as operating leases, will have to be included in the statement of financial position. The removal of the requirement that a lease must transfer the risks and rewards of ownership to the lessee before an asset and liability are recognised will have obvious implications for reporting entities’ assets and liabilities, and therefore for their gearing ratios and so forth. Accounting for leases has been in the work-in-progress tray for standard-setters for a long time. Vivian Beattie and Alan Goodacre studied the impact of the suggested changes to lease accounting in the UK in the 1990s. They dis- cuss the potential impact of this in an article in the Financial Times in 1997, reproduced in Financial Accounting in the News 10.2.
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Leases CHAPTER /// OVERVIEW /// LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Leases CHAPTER /// OVERVIEW /// LEARNING OBJECTIVES

If you ever have leased an apartment, you know that a lease is a contractual arrangement by which a lessor (owner) provides a lessee (user) the right to use an asset for a specified period of time. In return for this right, the lessee agrees to make stipulated, periodic cash payments during the term of the lease. An apartment lease is a typical rental agreement in which the fundamental rights and responsibilities of ownership are retained by the les- sor; the lessee merely uses the asset temporarily. Businesses, too, lease assets under similar arrangements. These are referred to as operating leases. Many contracts, though, are for- mulated outwardly as leases, but in reality are installment purchases/sales. These are called capital leases ( direct financing or sales-type leases to the lessor). Graphic 15–1 compares the classification possibilities.
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ACCOUNTING FOR LEASES. Dr. Barry Epstein

ACCOUNTING FOR LEASES. Dr. Barry Epstein

B. Major changes to lease accounting have long been debated by IASB, and a revised exposure draft of a substantially revised new approach was issued in 2013, with a likely outcome being that a new standard will be promulgated in 2014 that will require formal recognition of assets (rights to use) and related liabilities for most leases, including many of those currently treated as operating leases. The proposal will be addressed later in this material, and copious examples will also be provided.

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IAS 17 Leases   A Closer Look

IAS 17 Leases A Closer Look

The classification of leases adopted in IAS 17 is based on the extent to which risks and rewards incidental to ownership of a leased asset lie with the lessor or the lessee. Risks include the possibilities of losses from idle capacity or technological obsolescence and of variations in return because of changing economic conditions. Rewards may be represented by the expectation of profitable operation over the asset's economic life and of gain from appreciation in value or realisation of a residual value.

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Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995

Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995

2 This section does not prevent the parties negotiating a new lease for the purpose of relocating the lessee. Paragraph (f) only specifies the minimum entitlements that the lessee can insist on and the parties can come to some other arrangement for the payment or sharing of the lessee's relocation costs when the details of a relocation are being negotiated.

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Subrogation and the Covenant to Insure in Commercial Leases

Subrogation and the Covenant to Insure in Commercial Leases

On its face, this case appears to be inconsistent with the decisions of the Supreme Court in the trilogy. However, it is submitted that Sooter Studios is indicative of the importance of the wording of each particular lease at issue. One should be careful not to paint all commercial leases with the same brush. There are a number of cases across Canada considering the issue outlined in the trilogy arriving at diametrically opposite conclusions. The outcome of any given case is far from certain.

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CONTINUING CONNECTED TRANSACTIONS PROPERTY LEASES

CONTINUING CONNECTED TRANSACTIONS PROPERTY LEASES

Rent: The rent for each of the Leases was determined based on the condition of each premise with reference to the fair and reasonable market price and rentals of comparable properties in similar locations and (where applicable) may be adjusted in accordance with the terms of the lease by mutual agreement or by the appointment of an independent valuator acceptable to both parties. However, such increment in rent shall be reasonable and not higher than the rent that would otherwise be market rent payable by an independent third party for similar properties. The rental shall not exceed RMB7.2 per square meter per day. The aggregate rental for the Leases is RMB34,998,051.0.
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Oil and Gas Leases on Federal Lands

Oil and Gas Leases on Federal Lands

All assignments of interest in a federal oil and gas lease, whether of the record title of an interest therein, or an operating agreement, royalty interest, sublea[r]

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Sales and Leases: A Problem-based Approach

Sales and Leases: A Problem-based Approach

The defendant asserts that here was a native New Englander eating fish chowder in a ‘quaint’ Boston dining place where she had been before; that ‘[f]ish chowder, as it is served and enjoyed by New Englanders, is a hearty dish, originally designed to satisfy the appetites of our seamen and fishermen’; that ‘[t]his court knows well that we are not talking of some insipid broth as is customarily served to convalescents.’ We are asked to rule in such fashion that no chef is forced ‘to reduce the pieces of fish in the chowder to miniscule size in an effort to ascertain if they contained any pieces of bone.’ ‘In so ruling,’ we are told (in the defendant’s brief), ‘the court will not only uphold its reputation for legal knowledge and acumen, but will, as loyal sons of Massachusetts, save our world-renowned fish chowder from degenerating into an insipid broth containing the mere essence of its former stature as a culinary masterpiece.’ Notwithstanding these passionate entreaties we are bound to examine with detachment the nature of fish chowder and what might happen to it under varying interpretations of the Uniform Commercial Code.
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Algorithms to Improve Resource Utilization and Request Acceptance Rate in IaaS Cloud Scheduling

Algorithms to Improve Resource Utilization and Request Acceptance Rate in IaaS Cloud Scheduling

This work identifies existing resource allocation policies provided by Haizea and finds a problem of increasing one type of lease policy requisition. This work proposes to increase use of all types of lease. IaaS cloud consumers may demand only AR policy instead of using other policies due to availability of heavy budget. If time critical applications are requiring provisioning of infrastructure resources then in that cases AR policy is most suitable, but when applications are not time critical, then they can be queued and provisioned resources by using BE lease in system until all resources required are not available. A BE lease, due to presence of so many successive AR leases can be postponed for infinite times. Every suspension of a BE lease requires suspension time and resumption time as overhead. So time required to complete any BE lease is addition of actual lease provisioned time, time required to suspension, time required to resumption, time spent in queue, and time increased due to bad bandwidth[12]. This can be explained as formula:-
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A Reexamination and Reformulation of the Habendum Clause Paying Quantities Standard Under Oil and Gas Leases

A Reexamination and Reformulation of the Habendum Clause Paying Quantities Standard Under Oil and Gas Leases

An unknowable number of leases were executed during the high-price environment but now many of those leases have become unprofitable. Industry’s first response to the downturn was to delay drilling programs on producing leases. This led to litigation involving the implied covenant to further develop producing leases already in the secondary term. With a sustained downturn, however, lessors are now turning to the habendum clause of the lease and its requirement for production in paying quantities. Does such a sustained downturn call for flexibility under the clause, or is the clause a bluntly efficient tool? Should the reasonable time period for a well to earn a profit include a period to restore commercial production after a price recovery, or is the time required measured by the lessor’s patience?
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PSAB. Statement of Principles. Assets, Contingent Assets and Contractual Rights. Prepared by: Public Sector Accounting Board.

PSAB. Statement of Principles. Assets, Contingent Assets and Contractual Rights. Prepared by: Public Sector Accounting Board.

Although other standard setters do not have standards or guidance on contractual rights, it is apparent from standards and proposed standards (on leases and reporting of the long-term [r]

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Submission to the Review of the General Exemption Order Issues Paper

Submission to the Review of the General Exemption Order Issues Paper

“It is likely there will be increased consumer demand for arrangements such as SPPAs as consumers look for alternative means of accessing solar power without the costly initial outlay required to install a new system. As demand increases, the question arises as to whether to regulate this new type of business model”.

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The Habendum Clause as a Special Limitation on Oil and Gas Leases in Texas

The Habendum Clause as a Special Limitation on Oil and Gas Leases in Texas

The Habendum Clause as a Special Limitation on Oil and Gas Leases in Texas SMU Law Review Volume 11 | Issue 3 Article 7 1957 The Habendum Clause as a Special Limitation on Oil and Gas Leases in Texas[.]

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Pardo

Pardo

As has been noted before, the methodology used to calculate the amount of off-balance-sheet debts requires the assumption of some hypotheses referring to the interest rate for discounting lease payments and the remaining useful life of the leased asset. In Table 3 we present the descriptive statistics of the liabilities for operating leases with respect to total assets using various scenarios. In the first column they are presented using the discount rate used by each firm for the provisions; in the second column a fixed interest rate of 5% has been used, and in the third we use 10%. In the fourth column the initial interest rate has been maintained, however, the hypothesis about the remaining useful life of the asset has been modified in such a way that the Residual Life/Total Life ratio is 60%, instead of 50%, which is used in the columns described above. Finally, in column 5: “Undiscounted” appears the sum of the future payments for operating leases indicated in the notes, while in the last column a simple method has been applied, frequently used in the business world, the factor method. This heuristic procedure consists of multiplying the annual operating lease expense by a multiplier, with eight being the one usually employed in previous works (Imhoff et al., 1993; Ely, 1995; Beattie et al., 2000; Bennett & Bradbury, 2003). Beattie et al. (2000) echo previous works in which a range between 6.9 and 10.2 is set for leases between 10 and 20 years, so we consider that eight is an acceptable multiplier.
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North Dakota

North Dakota

The Supreme Court of North Dakota held that Pugh clauses controlled over habendum and continuous drilling clauses when the Pugh clauses were an original part of the contract, and the remaining clauses were copied from forms. 1 Thus, the Pugh clause determined when the mineral leases

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Office Outlook. Relocations and migrations drive activity; vacancy lowest since financial crisis. New York Q3 2014

Office Outlook. Relocations and migrations drive activity; vacancy lowest since financial crisis. New York Q3 2014

Longer term, demand should remain steady for office space as New York City continues to attract capital and a skilled workforce. A recent Brookings Institute report anointed New York City as the top destination for foreign college students and newly minted foreign professionals, ahead of Los Angeles, Boston and San Francisco. Two-thirds of the students were pursuing degrees in the sought-after fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) or business, management and marketing. Forty-five percent of these graduates extended their visas to work in the metropolitan area. The perception of New York City as a magnet for talent bodes well for the City’s economy and office market. Under the old paradigm, industry attracts talent, but in the 21st century it is often talent that attracts industry, with companies as diverse as MasterCard, Cadillac and Google recently entering the market to grow their operations in New York City.
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