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translation risk

Translation risk is the possibility that the translation into a company’s assets, liabilities, revenues, expenses, gains and losses that are denominated in foreign currencies will result in foreign exchange gains and losses. Translation risk is also known as accounting risk. Unlike transaction risk, translation risk reflects paper gains and losses determined by the accounting rules that prevail in each country. It is retrospective because it is based on activities that occurred in the past.