Impact of the Discount Rate on Pension obligations

In order to understand how the discount rate impacts the company’s pension obligations, it is useful to first understand the finance concepts of time value of money and present value. Note that the discount rate is the most important (and most difficult to assess) assumption in calculating pension obligations.

Time Value of Money

The concept of time value of money is best explained in a simple way: a dollar today is worth more than a dollar in the future.

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Simple case IFRS 16 Leases – Fixed payments depending on an index and rent free period – Last part

The first part of calculations and background information for the simple case IFRS 16 Leases is dicsussed on the web page listed here.

Simple case IFRS 16 Leases – Fixed payments depending on an index and rent free period

We will not repeat every quarterly payment/journal entry. However the quarterly payment as at 1 December 2015, the year-end financial closing entries and the indexing as at 1 March 2016 will be discussed here.

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