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Foreign Currency Financial Reporting from Euro to Yen to Yuan: A Guide to Fundamental Concepts and Practical Applications by Robert Rowan

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APPENDIX B

Useful Links, and Why They’re Useful

The following list provides a resource for additional reading, research, and information. A brief description accompanies each link, describing the content at the destination and its potential uses.

AICPA—American Institute of Certified Public Accountants—CAQ Alerts

ASCII Codes

  • Provides the keystrokes needed to produce currency symbols not native to a particular keyboard. For example, hold down the “Alt” key while typing 0128 and then release the “Alt” key. The result is “€.” Alt157 yields ¥.
  • www.asciitable.com.

Bank for International Settlements

  • Foreign exchange information, including the triennial report on foreign exchange markets. Includes national reports for select countries: www.xe.com/symbols.php.
  • BIS effective exchange rate indices, akin to the Burger Index: www.bis.org/statistics/eer/index.htm.
  • Statistics, including foreign exchange statistics and effective exchange rate statistics, but numerous other cross-border transaction data including payment statistics in major financial centers. Also, cross-border borrowing and lending: www.bis.org/statistics/index.htm.

Center for Audit Quality—International Practices Task Force

  • Publishes audit alerts including periodic updates regarding which economies ...

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