19 março 2010

Por que o Brasil adotou a IFRS?

Na página do Iasb uma extensa reportagem de Robert Bruce sobre a adoção da IFRS por parte do Brasil. O texto inicia com retrospecto sobre os efeitos da inflação sobre a economia. Somente na metade, a questão da adoção é debatida, afirmando que o processo iniciou em 2000, dois anos antes da União Européia. O autor toma depoimentos de Pedro Malan, Alexandre Tombini, Alexsandro Broedel, Amaro Gomes e Carvalho.
Dois parágrafos apontam a resposta para pergunta:
"High-quality corporate reporting is essential for attracting and protecting investors not only because of comparability but also due to its close relationship with good governance, accountability and responsibility, enhancing investors' confidence in the information prepared in such an environment", says Tombini. "Corporates should, in theory, benefit when they provide comprehensive, relevant and timely information on their financial conditions, performance, and risk management practices. Such businesses should be able to access capital markets more efficiently than similar companies that do not provide information in the same level and thus reducing the cost of capital, and as already said, making the allocation of economic resources more efficient", he says.

"People wanted something new and better and knew they had to move to a new set of accounting standards to avoid affecting investment", says Commissioner Broedel. "Companies with shareholders in the US, Europe and Brazil used to have to produce three sets of accounts, under US GAAP, Brazilian GAAP and IFRS. In one set you could show a loss and in another a profit and you had to explain that. Now Brazilian GAAP will not exist from 2010 on and all accounts will be published under IFRS".

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