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Unformatted text preview: s de facto control are consolidated. Foreign currency translation The consolidated financial statements are presented in NOK, which is Telenor ASA’s functional currency. Transactions in foreign currencies are initially recognised in the functional currency at the exchange rate at the date of the transaction. Monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies are translated to the functional currency using the exchange rate at the reporting date. All exchange differences are recognised in the income statement with the exception of exchange differences on foreign currency borrowings that provide a hedge against a net investment in a foreign entity, or monetary items that are regarded as a part of the net investments. These exchange differences are recognised as a separate component of other comprehensive income until the disposal of the net investment or settlement of the monetary item, at which time they are recognised in the income statement. Tax charges and credits attributable to exchange differences on those borrowings are also recognised in other comprehensive income. Non-monetary items that are measured at historical cost in foreign currency are translated using the exchange rates at the dates of the initial transactions. The financial statements of the subsidiaries are prepared for the same reporting periods as the parent company. Consistent accounting policies are used. The results of subsidiaries acquired or disposed of during the year are included in the income statement from the date when control is obtained and until the control ceases, respectively. Intercompany transactions, balances, revenues and expenses and unrealised Group internal profit or losses are eliminated on consolidation. Non-controlling interests in subsidiaries are presented within equity separately from the equity attributable to the owners of the parent. Non-controlling interests consist either of the proportionate fair value of net identifiable assets or of fair value of those interests Acquisitions of non controlling interests prior to 1 January 2010 have not been restated. /page 26/ telenor annual report 2011 notes to the financial statements / telenor group The Group has foreign entities with functional currency other than NOK. At the reporting date, the assets and liabilities of foreign entities with functional currencies other than NOK are translated into NOK at the rate of exchange at the reporting date and their income statements are translated at the average exchange rates for the year. The translation differences arising from the translation are recognised in other comprehensive income until the disposal of the net investment, at which time they are recognised in the income statement. Current/non-current classification An asset is classified as current when it is expected to be realised or is intended for sale or consumption in the Group’s normal operating cycle, it is held primarily for the purpose of being traded, or it is expected/due to be realised or settled within twelve months after the reporting date. Other assets are classified as non-current. A liability is classified as current when it is expected to be settled in the Group’s normal operating cycle, is held primarily for the purpose of being traded, the liability is due to be settled within twelve months after the reporting period or if the Group does not have an unconditional right to defer settlement of the liability for at least twelve months after the reporting period. All other liabilities as classified as non-current. Financial instruments, other than those held for trading, are classified based on maturity, and hedging instruments are classified consistent with the underlying hedged item. Deferred revenues and costs related to connection are classified as current as they relate to the Group’s normal operating cycle. Business combinations The acquisition of subsidiaries is accounted for using the acquisition method. Acquisition costs incurred are expensed and included in operating expenses. When the Group acquires a business, it assesses the financial assets and liabilities assumed for appropriate classification and designation in accordance with the contractual terms, economic circumstances and relevant conditions as at the acquisition date. The acquiree’s identifiable assets, liabilities and contingent liabilities that meet the conditions for recognition are recognised at their fair values at the acquisition date, except for non-current assets that are classified as held for sale and recognised at fair value less cost to sell. Goodwill arising on acquisition is recognised as an asset measured at the excess of the sum of the consideration transferred, the fair value of any previously held equity interests and the amount of any non-controlling interests in the aquiree over the net amounts of the identifiable assets acquired and the liabilities assumed. If, after reassessment, the Group’s interest in the net fair value of the acquiree’s identifiable assets, liabilities and contingent liabilities exceeds the total consideration of the bu...
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