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    Foreign Exchange Rates

    International Finance (MNEs)

    1. Distinguish the cost of capital for a purely domestic corporation and an MNE; support with explanations and rationale. 2. Contrast the use of calls and puts and determine which scenarios would be better suited to one over the other. Provide examples of each in the context of an MNE. 3. Contrast a direct quote versus an

    Advantages of Manufacturing in Canada

    Smitheford Pharmaceuticals was founded by a former officer in the Civil War, General Robert Smitheford, in 1878. He moved his family to Colorado Springs to aid in his wife's tuberculosis condition. At the time, it was believed that the sunshine and high altitude had curative effects. The company quickly grew and expanded. To

    China's Managed Float

    China's Managed Float Read the case and answer the questions at the end of the case. Use one outside reference in APA style.

    The Importance of Purchasing Power Parity

    Mini Case: Turkish Lira and the Purchasing Power Parity Veritas Emerging Market Fund specializes in investing in emerging stock markets of the world. Mr. Henry Mobaus, an experienced hand in international investment and your boss, is currently interested in Turkish stock markets. He thinks that Turkey will eventually be invit

    Made in the U.S.A.-Dumped in Brazil, Africa, Iraq

    Discussion questions: Remember: Non-moral questions include matters of fact. 1. Complete the following statements by filling in the blanks with either "moral" or "non-moral." Transfer the answered question to your paper. a. Whether or not dumping should be permitted is a question. b. Are dangerous products of any use in

    Translation, Transaction and Economic Exposure

    What are the different issues involved with translation exposure, transaction exposure and economic exposure? How can companies plan to mitigate the risk of each? What are the opportunity costs associated with measures to mitigate this risk?

    Manipulating Currency & Exchange-Rate Systems

    Hi, Need help with this: - Describe briefly the advantages and disadvantages of i) the floating and ii) the fixed exchange-rate systems. Which do you think the world will move toward in the future? - China is seen as a fixed-rate regime, and was even an issue in the last Presidential election (see http://www.nytimes.com/2

    Exchange Rate Fluctuations and Translation methods

    Other than the exchange rate fluctuations, what risks do you think impact multinationals today as the world attempts to pull out of the current recession? The translation methods allowed under FAS No. 52 is current rate method and temporal method. How are they different? Which is better? Should there be more than one and why

    Currency Transaction Exposure

    Please assist with understanding what factors affect a firm's degree of transaction exposure in a particular currency? For those factors, what are the desirable characteristics that would reduce transaction exposure. Additionally, explain how a U.S. corporation could hedge net receivables in Malaysian ringgit with a forw

    Two countries economy

    Can you give me some information on the present state of the following countries economy? 1. Finland's economy 2. China's economy

    A Discussion On IPOs, Acquisitions, Mergers

    Case: This is a privately held company, a Fortune 1000 enterprise with revenues in excess of 1 billion dollars, and an industry leader in the field of plastic injection molding. Its headquarters is in San Jose, there are 2 plants in the USA, and 1 in China. The company wants to expand its operation. The company is faced with thr

    Hedge accounting, Foreign Currency and Derivatives.

    1. A foreign currency transaction gain will be recognized by a U.S. company when it has a receivable from a foreign company a. denominated in dollars and the foreign currency weakens relative to the dollar before payment is received. b. denominated in foreign currency and the foreign currency strengthens relative to the dolla

    Valuation Of The Yuan

    In the news recently, there has been a great deal of talk about the subject of the valuation of the renminbi (yuan). What is all the fuss about and how does it impact the US and Chinese trade?

    Funds, Shares, Exchange Rates

    Quincy has recently been hired by an international investment firm that has offices in both London and New York. His boss has asked that he look into investing some of the firm's U.S.-based funds into a British company that currently sells at 80 pounds sterling (GBP) per share. Quincy's boss has limited his investable funds in

    Trading in Foreign Exchange Analysis

    I need help analyzing about "Trading in Foreign Exchange"! What does it mean when someone say's I'm "Trading in Foreign Exchange"? What's the benefit of Trading in Foreign Exchange? Why companies Trade in Foreign Exchange? What are some of the advantages/disadvantages about Trading in Foreign Exchange?

    Interest Rate Parity Analysis

    A foreign exchange arbitrageur notices that the Japanese yen to U.S. dollar spot exchange rate is JPY 108/USD and the three-month forward exchange rate is JPY 107.45/USD. The three-month $ (U.S dollar) interest rate is 5.20% per annum and the three-month Y (Japanese Yen) interest rate is 1.20% per annum. a) Is the interest p

    Exchange Rates and Purchasing Power Parity

    P19-1: EXCHANGE RATE If British pounds sell for $1.64 (U.S.) per pound, what should dollar sell for in pounds per dollar? P19-2: CROSS RATE A currency trader observes that in the spot exchange market, 1 U.S. dollar can be exchanged for 3.50 Israeli shekels or for 77 Japanese yen. What is the cross-exchange rate between the ye

    SFAS 8 versus SFAS 52

    SFAS 8 established guidance for foreign currency translation accounting. Due to opposition to SFAS 8, further guidance was provided by SFAS 52. Why would multinational companies oppose the guidance provided in SFAS 8? Does SFAS 52 address the concerns with SFAS 8?

    Foreign Exchange and Investment Decisions

    Question: There has been huge growth in foreign exchange investment of average investors, for example, stay at home or working from home moms. Discuss 3 to 5 major factors which need to be considered in making foreign exchange (currency) investment decisions and why.

    Transfer Prices and GAAP

    a) What is a transfer price? b) How can firms use transfer prices strategically? c) What role does GAAP play in how firms determine transfer prices?

    International Financial System

    I am working on my masters and need assistance with the following questions: 1) Some people are arguing that the Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY) could take over the US dollar and the Renminbi will become the next reserve currency. Please read the following articles: Frankel, J. (2011). The rise of the Renminbi as international

    Calculation of Translation Adjustment

    Alliance Corporation (an Australian company) invests 1,000,000 marks in a foreign subsidiary on Jan 1, Year 1. The subsidiary commences operations on that date, and generates net income of 200,000 marks during its first year of operation. No dividends are sent to the parent this year. Relevant exchange rate between Alliances rep

    Corporate Finance: Exchange Rate

    1) Net Worth $16,500 Long-term Debt $7,800 Net Working Capital (Excluding Cash) $1,900 Fixed Assets $20,700 Current Liabilities $2,750 Cash = Net Working Capital (Including Cash) = Current Assets = 2) # of shares outstanding 450,000 Current Stock Price $90 # of new shares outstanding in the future (

    Corporate Finance: Value, Exercise Price and Exchange Rate

    PROBLEM 1: Net Worth $16,500 Long-term Debt $7,800 Net Working Capital (Excluding Cash) $1,900 Fixed Assets $20,700 Current Liabilities $2,750 Cash = Net Working Capital (Including Cash) = Current Assets = PROBLEM 2: # of shares outstanding 450,000 Current Stock Price $90 # of new shares outstandin