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KPMG's Insurance Group – Recent Publications – May 2012 

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IFRS – Insurance Newsletter, Issue 25 (April 2012)
This edition of IFRS – Insurance Newsletter highlights the results of the IASB and FASB discussions in April 2012 on the joint insurance contracts project, specifically, additional topics on reinsurance accounting, contract modifications and commutations of reinsurance contracts, and contract riders and policy loans. In addition, it provides the current status of the project and an expected timeline for completion.

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Financial Instruments Newsletter – Issue 1 – April 2012
As the debut issue of the Financial Instruments Newsletter, this piece highlights the discussions and tentative decisions of the IASB in April 2012 on the financial instruments (IAS 39 replacement) project.

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Social media in financial services
While focused on India, this report provides a high level overview of the different types of social media that financial institutions can use. Examples include how financial institutions are resolving customer issues, feedback, and creating brand awareness through these gigantic platforms.

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IFRS Newsletter – The Balancing Items – Issue 1 (May 2012)
This is the first edition of IFRS Newsletter – The Balancing Items and highlights the IASB’s recent exposure draft on the 2010-2012 cycle of its annual improvements to IFRS (ED/2012/1).

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IFRS for Investment Funds, Issue 4:
Classification of Financial Assets and Liabilities under IFRS 9 (May 2012)

This issue of IFRS for Investment Funds covers such topics as presentation and measurement of financial assets carried at fair value, liability vs. equity classification for financial instruments issued by investment funds and segment reporting.

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