Suame Ltd is a listed telecommunication company that prepares its financial statements for the year ended 31 October 2015 in accordance with IFRS. The financial statements are due to be authorized for issue on 15 January 2016.
i) Suame Ltd holds an investment in the shares of a listed company, Asafo Ltd. During November 2015 there was a material fall in the value of Asafo Ltd’s shares. Analysts attribute the fall in value principally to a fraud dating back to December 2014 that was discovered by Asafo Ltd’s management and announced publicly in November 2015.
ii) In December 2015, the directors of Suame Ltd publicly announced a plan to reduce the workforce by 10% as a result of worsening economic conditions.