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Aspects Concerning the Part of Fair Value within Financial Reports on the Strength of Current Financial Crisis


  • Mihalciuc Camelia Catalina

    () (“Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava)

  • Cibotariu Irina Stefana

    () (“Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava)

  • Apetri Niculina

    () (“Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava)


The fair value represents the most comprehensive concept referring to evaluation, mostly meaning the determination of market value, based upon supply and demand report. In order to evaluate a company to the fair value, information regarding the past performances, the potential future earnings, the economic climate or the involved human resources have become necessary. This paper brings a support to specialty literature, more and more developed within the area of value’s relevance as concerns the accountancy information provided by means of fair value, and analyzing the validity of hypothesis, according to which the fair value has an informative character that is superior to the historical cost, as financial reporting standard for the financial instruments. Various initiatives are analyzed here, explained depending on certain particularities related to the evaluation criteria adopted at international level. Normative contexts have been always existed, where an ample appeal to fair value is done, meaning to the current market values, in the view of evaluating various balance sheet positions and especially the financial instruments. Within the current context, adopting the conceptual frame of the international financial normative have been necessary, where the fair value was represented by the adequate response, that allows users those financial situations on having an image faithful to the financial real position of an enterprise.

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  • Mihalciuc Camelia Catalina & Cibotariu Irina Stefana & Apetri Niculina, 2010. "Aspects Concerning the Part of Fair Value within Financial Reports on the Strength of Current Financial Crisis," Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, Ovidius University of Constantza, Faculty of Economic Sciences, vol. 0(2), pages 468-474, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:ovi:oviste:v:10:y:2010:i:2:p:468-474

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    financial crisis; historical cost; fair value; SFAS 157;

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    • M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics


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