Templeton Emerging Markets Fund
Notes to Financial Statements (continued)
9. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS (continued)
The inputs or methodology used for valuing securities are not an indication of the risk associated with investing in those securities.
For movements between the levels within the fair value hierarchy, the Fund has adopted a policy of recognizing the transfers as of the date of the underlying event which caused the movement.
The following is a summary of the inputs used as of August 31, 2011, in valuing the Fund’s assets and liabilities carried at fair value:
Investments in Securities:
All Other Equity Investmentsb
Short Term Investments
Total Investments in Securities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
— — 337,518,238 2,798,218
aIncludes common and preferred stocks. bFor detailed categories, see the accompanying Statement of Investments.
10. NEW ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS
In May 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2011-04, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Amendments to Achieve Common Fair Value Measurement and Disclosure Requirements in U.S. GAAP and IFRSs. The amendments in the ASU will improve the comparability of fair value measurements presented and disclosed in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) and include new guidance for certain fair value measurement principles and disclosure requirements. The ASU is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2011. The Fund is currently evaluating the impact, if any, of applying this provision.
11. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS
The Fund has evaluated subsequent events through the issuance of the financial statements and determined that no events have occurred that require disclosure.
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