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6. DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler division exports vans to Europe in competition with the Japanese. Similarly, Compaq exports computers to Europe. However, its biggest competitors are all American companies-IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Tandem. Assuming all else is equal, which of these companies-Chrysler or Digital-is likely to benefit more from a weak dollar? Explain.

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ANSWER. Chrysler is likely to be the bigger beneficiary of a weak dollar since its primary competitors are the Japanese. The falling dollar gives Chrysler an opportunity to gain market share in Europe from the Japanese by holding its dollar prices constant, thereby lowering its ...

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