The impact of mandated cash flow disclosure on bid-ask spreads

Alex Frino, Stewart Jones*

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This study provides evidence that mandatory cash flow disclosure required by Approved Australian Accounting Standard AASB 1026, Statement of Cash Flows (June 1992) was associated with a decline in bid-ask spreads following the introduction of the regulation, even after controlling for changes in trading volume and price volatility. More pronounced decreases in bid-ask spreads were associated with firms having lower correlations between reported CFO and estimates of CFO using balance sheet reconstructions. We conclude that mandatory cash flow disclosure reduces information asymmetry across market participants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1373-1396
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Business Finance and Accounting
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005


  • Bid-ask spreads
  • Cash flow
  • Mandatory disclosure


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