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A service organization is considering expansion to Thailand or Ghana. An initial country risk analysis for each country must be conducted. What is Thailand's economic exposure? What is Ghana's economic exposure?

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A service organization is considering expansion to Thailand or Ghana. An initial country risk analysis for each country must be conducted. What is Thailand's economic exposure? What is Ghana's economic exposure?

Economic exposure refers to the impact on the cash flows of a firm due to changes in exchange rate. The changes in exchange rate depend to a large extent on the policies of the country.

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