- The SA economy, as a net importer, is highly impacted by these changes.
- As the rand devalues, the cost of importing foreign goods in local currency rises, creating additional inflationary pressures.
- The differing accounting recognition and measurement criteria applied to various components of a hedge relationship create volatility in the financial reporting
- The only accounting mechanism to control this mismatch is to apply hedge accounting.
This factsheet outlines hedge accounting requirements and exchange rate volatility for South African business.
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