The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB or Board) issued IFRS 16 Leases (IFRS 16 or the new standard), which requires lessees to recognise assets and liabilities for most leases. For lessors, there is little change to the existing accounting in IAS 17 Leases. The IASB issued its standard as part of a joint project with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). The FASB has not yet issued its new standard, but it is also expected to require lessees to recognise most leases on their balance sheets.
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