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17 URBAN DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Notes to the Non-Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued) Year ended March 31, 2010 2.

Statement of compliance, basis of preparation and significant accounting policies (cont’d) (q)

Revenue recognition (cont’d): (iv)

Other revenue: This comprises ticket sales, project management fees, water and sewerage fees and is recognised on an accrual basis in accordance with the substance of the underlying contracts.

(r)

Expenses: (i)

Net finance costs: Net finance costs for non-financial service activities comprise interest payable on borrowings calculated using the effective interest method, interest income on funds invested, material bank charges and foreign exchange gains and losses recognised in profit or loss.

(ii)

Operating lease payments: Payments made under operating leases are recognised in profit or loss on a straight-line basis over the terms of the leases. Contingent rentals arising under operating leases are recognized as an expense in the period in which they are incurred.

(s)

Foreign currencies: Transactions in foreign currencies are converted at the rates of exchange ruling at the dates of those transactions. Monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies at the reporting date are translated to Jamaica dollars at the rates of exchange ruling on that date. Gains and losses arising from fluctuations in exchange rates are recognised in profit or loss. Nonmonetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies are translated to Jamaica dollars at foreign exchange rates ruling at the dates the values were determined. For the purpose of the statement of cash flows, realised foreign currency gains and losses are treated as cash items and included in cash flows along with movements in the relevant balances.

(t)

Impairment: The carrying amounts of the corporation’s assets are reviewed at each reporting date to determine whether there is any indication of impairment. If any such indication exists, an asset’s recoverable amount is estimated. An impairment loss is recognised whenever the carrying amount of an asset, or group of operating assets, exceeds its recoverable amount. Impairment losses are recognised in profit or loss. When a decline in the fair value of an available-for-sale financial asset has been recognised directly in equity and there is objective evidence that the asset is impaired, the cumulative loss that had been recognised directly in equity is recognised in profit or loss even though the financial asset has not been derecognised. The amount of the cumulative loss recognised in profit or loss is the difference between the acquisition cost and current fair value, less any impairment loss on that financial asset previously recognised in profit or loss.

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