More specifically, this Statement replaces FASB Statement No.
8, Accounting for the Translation of Foreign Currency Transactions and Foreign Currency Financial Statements, and revises the existing accounting and reporting requirements for translation of foreign currency transactions and foreign currency financial statements.
Accordingly, the exchange gains and losses in such an operation are included in net income.
Contracts, transactions, or balances that are, in fact, effective hedges of foreign exchange risk will be accounted for as hedges without regard to their form.
Adjustments for currency exchange rate changes are excluded from net income for those fluctuations that do not impact cash flows and are included for those that do.The requirements reflect these general conclusions: The economic effects of an exchange rate change on an operation that is relatively self-contained and integrated within a foreign country relate to the net investment in that operation.