Don't expect many heavy pronouncements from the Financial Accounting Standards Board during the second half of 2006, but behind the scenes there will be a lot of progress and a good number of lesser documents on technical implementation.The only final statement on accounting standards projected for the remainder of the year is on post-retirement benefit obligations, including pensions. A comment period on the proposed standard ended in May; roundtable discussions were scheduled for the end of June.

If the redeliberations go well, a final statement may be issued in the third quarter.

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