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Recent Accounting Developments

Recent Accounting Developments
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Accounting Changes and Error Corrections [Abstract]  
Accounting Changes and Error Corrections [Text Block]
Accounting Guidance Adopted in 2019
In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), which requires a lessee to recognize in the statement of financial position a liability to make lease payments (“the lease liability”) and a right-of-use asset representing its right to use the underlying asset for the lease term, initially measured at the present value of the lease payments. A lessee shall classify a lease as a finance lease or an operating lease.
Amortization of the right-of-use asset shall be on a straight-line basis, unless another basis is more representative of the pattern in which the lessee expects to consume the right-of-use asset’s future economic benefits. For leases with a term of 12 months or less, a lessee is permitted to make an accounting policy election by class of underlying asset not to recognize lease assets and lease liabilities. If a lessee makes this election, it should recognize lease expense for such leases generally on a straight-line basis over the lease term. The amendments in this update were applied using the current period adjustment method, as defined, and were effective on January 1, 2019. The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on the condensed consolidated financial statements.