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Novelis to restate financials, Hindalco’s results may get affected too

Restatement of accounts is quite uncommon in India. Even if Indian companies discover bloopers they are either rectified prospectively in the P&L or retrospective effect is given through the balance sheet. The first practice will reflect in future financial statements and the second will not reflect in the profit and loss account, thereby not affecting the profit for the year. US GAAP in contrast requires companies to restate their financial statements.

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