Subsidiaries are defined as all entities over which the Group exercises control. The Group exercises control over an entity when it holds power over that entity, is exposed to or has the right to variable returns from its involvement in that entity and has the ability to influence those returns by exercising control over that entity. Subsidiaries are subject to full consolidation from the date of taking control over them by the Group. They cease to be consolidated on the day the control ceases.
Transactions, settlements and unrealised profits on transactions between companies within the Group are eliminated. Unrealised losses are also eliminated unless the transaction provides evidence of impairment of the transferred asset. The accounting principles applied by subsidiaries when preparing financial statements for the same reporting period as the parent company’s financial data for the purposes of the consolidated financial statements are consistent with the accounting principles applied by the Group.