This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Mar 30, 2009.
(n) Recently adopted accounting pronouncements
FASB Statement No. 157, Fair Value Measurements (SFAS 157)
Effective January 1, 2008, the Company adopted the SFAS 157, which was amended in February 2008 by FASB Staff Position (FSP) SFAS No. 157-1, Application of SFAS 157 to SFAS 13 and Its Related Interpretive Accounting Pronouncements That Address Leasing Transactions, and by FSP SFAS 157-2, Effective Date of SFAS 157, which delayed the companys application of SFAS 157 for nonrecurring nonfinancial assets and liabilities until January 1, 2009. SFAS 157 was further amended in October 2008 by FSP SFAS 157-3, Determining the Fair Value of a Financial Asset When the Market for That Asset Is Not Active, which clarifies the application of SFAS 157 to assets participating in inactive markets.
SFAS 157 defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value and expands disclosures about fair value measurements, however does not require any new fair value measurements but would apply to assets and liabilities that are required to be recorded at fair value under other accounting standards.
The implementation of SFAS 157 did not have material impact on the Companys consolidated financial statements other than additional disclosures that have been incorporated into Note 21 of these financial statements.
FASB Statement Nº 159, The Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities (SFAS 159)
In February 2007, the FASB issued SFAS 159, which permits the measurement of certain financial instruments at fair value. Entities may choose to measure eligible items at fair value at specified election dates, reporting unrealized gains and losses on such items in earnings at each subsequent reporting period. The Company adopted this Statement effective January 1, 2008, but did not make a fair value election at that time or during the remainder of 2008 for any financial instruments not already carried at fair value in accordance with other accounting standards. Accordingly, the adoption of SFAS 159 did not impact the Companys consolidated financial statements.
FASB FSP SFAS 140-4 and FIN 46(R)-8, Disclosures about Transfers of Financial Assets and Interest in Variable Interest Entities (SFAS 140-4 and FIN46(R)-8)
In December 2008, the FASB issued FSP SFAS 140-4 and FIN 46(R)-8, Disclosures about Transfers of Financial Assets and Interest in Variable Interest Entities. This FSP requires additional disclosures about an entitys involvement with a variable interest entity (VIE) and certain transfers of financial assets to special-purpose entities and VIEs. This FSP requires the methodology for determining whether the Company is the primary beneficiary of a VIE, whether it has provided financial or other support the Company is not contractually required to provide, and other qualitative and quantitative information. The Company did not have any transfers of financial assets within the scope of this FSP. This FSP was effective December 31, 2008, and the additional disclosures related to VIEs have been incorporated into Note 14.
FASB Statement No. 161, Disclosures about Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities an amendment of FASB No. 133 (SFAS 161)
In March 2008, the FASB issued SFAS 161, that expands disclosure requirements of FASB Statement No. 133, Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities (SFAS 133) and related interpretations. This statement requires enhanced disclosures about (a) how and why an entity uses derivative instruments, (b) how derivative instruments and related hedged items are accounted for under SFAS 133 and its related interpretations, and (c) how derivative instruments and related hedged items affect an entitys financial position, financial performance, and cash flows. This statement is effective for interim and annual financial statements beginning with the first quarter of 2009. The Company early adopted SFAS 161, and its implementation did not have material impact on the Companys consolidated financial statements other than additional disclosures that have been incorporated into Note 20.
This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Apr 10, 2007.
(r) Recently adopted accounting pronouncements
In September 2006, the FASB issued SFAS 158, which became effective for the Company on December 31, 2006. See Note 16(d).