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Contemporary Issues in Walmart's International Financial Management

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In regards to Walmart, please discuss the international financial management of the company.

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About Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is the largest retailer in the world and has got retail stores in various formats worldwide. It offers variety of products ranging from foods, housewares and small appliances, to horticulture products through discount stores, supercenters, and neighborhood markets, as well as through walmart.com. The company was founded in 1945 and is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.

International financial issue 2
Unit Counts 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Walmart U.S. segment 3,868 3,804 3,755 3,703 3,595
Walmart International segment 5,651 4,557 4,099 3,595 3,093
Sam's Club segment 611 609 605 611 600
Total units 10,130 8,970 8,459 7,909 7,288

The above table shows that in the fiscal year ending January, 2012 Wal-Mart has internationally more units in the US. Hence, one critical issue is of the impact of foreign exchange fluctuations. Wal-Mart use to convert the "operating results for all countries where the functional currency is ...

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In about 600 words, this solution discusses a bit about Wal-Mart and then goes into detail regarding its international financial issues.

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