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Foreign Exchange Rates

Balance Sheet Conversion

The balance sheet below represents the end-of-year balance sheet for a new wholly owned subsidiary of a U.S. multinational corporation operating in Poland. All amounts are shown in millions of zloty, the local currency. The subsidiary was incorporated on January 1, 1994, when the exchange rate was 40.50/zloty. Since the subsidia

If a U.S. company starts a new subsidiary in Papua New Guinea on January 1

I need more assistance with this question. Previous help did not seem correct or I did not understand the solution. If a U.S. company starts a new subsidiary in Papua New Guinea on January 1 with an equity stake of 700 million kina (the currency of Papua New Guinea), and earns 300 million kina of income during the year which

Gain or loss in forward contract

I need help solving this problem: --- 1) You are the Vice President of Finance for Richmond Resources, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. In January 2002, your firm's Canadian subsidiary obtained a 6-month loan of $100,000 Canadian dollars from a bank in Tucson to finance the acquisition of a titanium mine in Quebec province

Global Financing and Exchange Rate Mechanisms

I need your help answeing this questions: The topic is Roles of International financial Institutions (e.g. IMF, World Bank, ADB, etc.) 1. How do i describe this topic and analyze this topic? 2. How is this topic used in global financing operations and its importance in managing risks. 3. How would I discuss this topi

Business Risk Analysis; Global Financing and Exchange Rate

1.) How do I conduct a business risk analysis and what does business risk analysis mean? 2.) How do I analyze global financing and exchange rate mechanisms and what does global financing mean and wht does exchange rate mechanisms mean?

Multiple choice: influence on exchange rate

Question: If the U.S. and Japan engage in much capital flows but little trade, _______ directly influences their exchange rate the most. If the U.S. and Switzerland engage in much trade but little capital flows, _______ directly influences their exchange rate the most. a) interest rate differentials; interest rate d

Exchange Rate as a Policy Tool; Whitewater Earnings Before Interest and Taxes

It has been argued that the exchange rate can be used as a policy tool. Assume that the U.S. government would like to reduce unemployment. Which of the following is an appropriate action given this scenario? weaken the dollar. strengthen the dollar. buy dollars with foreign currency in the foreign exchange marke

Exchange rate

1) Under a fixed exchange rate system, U.S. inflation would have a greater impact on inflation in other countries than it would under a freely floating exchange rate system. true. false. 2) Rockford Co. is a U.S. manufacturing firm that produces goods in the U.S. and sells all products to retail stores in the U.K.;

Depreciation of the euro; locational arbitrage etc.

Sample Multiple choice--please provide answer for study. Depreciation of the euro relative to the U.S. dollar will cause a U.S.-based multinational firm's reported earnings (from the consolidated income statement) to _______. If a firm desired to protect against this possibility, it could stabilize its reported earnings by __

Foreign Investments - depreciation charge

Please work problems; formula and showing how to solve problem is most important (so I can see how to solve similar problems). Thanks Suppose a firm has just made an investment in France that will generate $2 million annually in depreciation, converted at today's spot rate. Projected annual rates of inflation in France an

Solving Foreign Exchange Rate Problems

Suppose that IBM would like to borrow fixed-rate yen, whereas Korea Development Bank (KDB) would like to borrow floating-rate dollars. IBM can borrow fixed-rate yen at 4.5 percent or floating-rate dollars at LIBOR + 0.25 percent. KDB can borrow fixed-rate yen at 4.9 percent or floating-rate dollars at LIBOR + 0.8 percent. a.

International Exchange and Interest Rates

Two countries, Great Britain and the United States, produce just one good: beef. Suppose the price of beef in the U.S. is $2.80 per pound and in Britian it is £3.70 per pound. (PLEASE - Do not take this question unless you have provided detailed answers and reasoning for each part) A) According to PPP theory, what should th

Business analysis/accounting

1.Delphi Switch and Signal sold equipment to a Canadian transportation company at a price of 150,000 Canadian dollars with payment due in 60 days. On the date of sale the exchange rate was 1.50 Canadian dollars per U.S. dollar. Delphi decided to hedge the risk of currency fluctuations by purchasing 150,000 Canadian dollars

Exchange rates

1) Suppose the current spot rate is 100 Japanese Yen to 1 US dollar. You expect the spot rate in 30 days to be 98 Yen to the US dollar. Furthermore, (at an annualized rate) you can borrow US dollars at 5.2% and lend them at 5.0% and you can borrow the Japanese Yen at 5.7% and lend them at 5.5%. You can borrow or lend or lend USD

International Finance: 6 Multiple choice Questions on currencies, interest rate parity, effective interest rate, premium/ discount, hedging its exchange rate exposure, spot exchange rate, forward market

10. In the spot market $1 U.S. equals 1.85 Brazilian real, and in the 1-year forward market 1 U.S. dollar equals 1.98 real. Interest rates on 1-year, risk-free securities are 4.8 percent in the United States. If interest rate parity holds, what is the interest rate on 1-year, risk-free Brazilian securities? a. 2.13% b. 12.14

Balance Sheet Analysis

Obtain the latest annual report and accounts of a company of your choice.* Consult the Balance Sheet and determine the company's net asset value. · What is the composition of the assets, i.e. the relative size of fixed and current assets? · What is the relative size of intangible fixed and tangible fixed assets? · What p

2 paragraphs each

What would be the best strategic approach, to do a joint-venture business in the following countries? Japan Pakistan Australia I am about to launch a new business into these three countries and need to know the best way to approach them as a partner.

Swap-driven financing

Explain why corporations engage in swap-driven financing, and discuss the defining features of an interest rate and a currency swap. Why might a corporation prefer one type of swap contract over another?

Money exchange rate

Before the Asian currency crisis, the Malaysian ringgit (RM) traded at about RM2.5000/$. In the initial crissis, the ringgit depreiciated about to above RM4.000/$. On Sept. 1, 1998, 14 months after the crisis began, the Malaysian government introduced exchange controls intended to reduce the internationalization of the ringgit.

The spot exchange rate for the euro is $1.6750/euro on Jan 1, 2003.

The spot exchange rate for the euro is $1.6750/euro on Jan 1, 2003. A U.S. investor bought euro1,000,000 on Jan 1 and sold it six months later (june 1). A German investor bought $1,000,000 on Jan 1 and sold it six months later (june1). What should the $/euro rate have been on June 1 for the UK investor to make the same prof

Cross-exchange rates

A dealer in Australia quotes A$1.7430-40/$, A dealer in Paris quotes $0.8610-20/euro. A dealer in Germany quotes euro 0.6667-76/A$. What should the German dealer quote to prevent any arbitrage?

International finance: hedging using forward market and money market hedges

You are negotiating the purchase of textile machinery either from a German supplier or a Japanese supplier. The German supplier is prepared to sell you fully automated looms at a price of 20,000 Euros per loom. Payment will be made in Euros at the time of delivery, which is promised for one month hence. The Japanese supplier wou