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Formulae, Inc in International Business: targeted expansion into Guatemala

Details: Your director at Formulae, Inc. has asked you to submit a detailed memo to his operating committee that addresses the major challenges that may present themselves as the company targets its expansion into Guatemala first and then into Mexico. Your detailed memo for the operating committee should include the following:

International Business Communications

Create and power point on the following inter cultural communication strategies Clear communication and body movement. Your final show should be 8-10 slides (excluding title and reference slides) with speaker notes at a minimum of 200 words per slide.

Infrastructure evaluation

The time has come to select your two proposed target countries for EduTot's expansion. Please select two proposed countries for expansion. Your selection justification should discuss the following: *Evaluate the infrastructure of the target countries, and explain the ability of the country to distribute, promote, and properly

Global Business Strategies

China Mobile 1) Describe the legal, cultural, and ethical challenges that confront the global business presented in your selected case study which s China Mobile. 2) Determine the various roles that host governments played in this particular global business operation. 3) Summarize the strategic and operational challenge

Elasticity Sample Problems

Also, see the attached file. 9.) If there has been a 10 percent increase in consumer income between two periods, what was the percentage change in the demand for gasoline? (Hint: Use the income-elasticity values in Table 3-4.) Table 3-4 Estimated income elasticity of Demand Commodity Income Elasticity Gasoline (US

Factors Affecting Exchange Rates

In the 1990s, Russia was attempting to import more goods but had little to offer other countries in terms of potential exports. In addition, Russia's inflation rate was high. Explain the type of pressure that these factors placed on the Russian currency.

Effects of Tariffs

Assume a simple world in which the U.S. exports soft drinks and beer to France and imports wine from France. If the U.S. imposes large tariffs on the French wine, explain the likely impact on the values of the U.S. beverage firms, U.S. wine producers, the French beverage firms, and the French wine producers.

Effect of Inflation on Trade

A. How would a relatively high home inflation rate affect the home country's current account, other things being equal? b. Is a negative current account harmful to a country? Discuss.

Discussing the International Criminal Court (ICC)

Scenario: The law firm's international law partner is an international celebrity who was born in Europe and is now a U.S. citizen. He has been invited to speak at an international law conference, and he is going to give a speech on international war crimes. He has been impressed with your work and wants your input regarding the

Research a potential market

You own your own company and would like to "go global!" Research a potential market and product to get your export operations started and present your findings to potential investors. The product and country that I chose is automobile(cars) market in India. Create a 15-to 20-slide (plus one reference slide) Microsoft®

Dollar transaction exposure

1. Rolls-Royce, the British jet engine manufacturer, sells engines to U.S. airlines and buys parts from U.S. companies. Suppose it has accounts receivable of $1.5 billion and accounts payable of $740 million. It also borrowed $600 million. The current spot rate is $1.512/pound. a. What is Rolls-Royce's dollar transaction

International business: global companies doing business with China

For many global companies, China represents a very attractive market in terms of size and growth rate. Yet, it ranks lower in terms of economic freedom and higher in political risk than other country markets because it has a communist government. Despite these risks, Volkswagen, Isuzu, and Boeing are just a few of the hundreds o

Dollar Quotes for the yen & the Taiwan dollar (NT$)

Suppose Dow Chemical receives quotes of $0.009369-71 for the yen and $0.03675-6 for the Taiwan dollar (NT$). a. How many U.S. dollars will Dow Chemical receive from the sale of -50 million? b. What is the U.S. dollar cost to Dow Chemical of buying -1 billion? c. How many NT$ will Dow Chemical receive for U.S.$500,000?

World Competitiveness Report 1994

According to the World Competitiveness Report 1994, with freer markets, Third World nations are now able to attract capital and technology from the advanced nations. As a result, they can achieve productivity close to Western levels, while paying low wages. Hence, the low wage Third World nations will run huge trade surpluses, c

Large trade surplus and a weak national economy

During 1992, Japan entered a recession. However, at the same time, its current-account surplus hit a record. Is there a contradiction between Japan's large trade surplus and a weak national economy? Explain.

Dramatic shift in the age distribution of the U.S. workforce

In 1965, about 34% of all adult workers were under the age of 34, compared with almost 47% by 1980. Meanwhile, the share of the workforce between 35 years and 59 years shrank from about 60% to 49%. What impact might this dramatic shift in the age distribution of the U.S. workforce have had on the U.S. current-account balance ove

Mexico and Argentina during the 1990s

During the 1990s, Mexico and Argentina went from economic pariahs with huge foreign debts to countries posting strong economic growth and welcoming foreign investment. What would you expect these changes to do to their current-account balances?

Mexico's ability to repay its foreign loans

What happens to Mexico's ability to repay its foreign loans if the United States restricts imports of Mexican agricultural produce? In order for Brazil to service its foreign debts without borrowing more money, what must be true of its trade balance?

Spain Joined the EMS and Pegged the Peseta to the DM

Historically, Spain has had high inflation and has seen its peseta continuously depreciate. In 1989, Spain joined the EMS and pegged the peseta to the DM. According to a Spanish banker, EMS membership means that "the government has less capability to manage the currency but, on the other hand, the people are more trusting of the

Independent monetary and fiscal policies

Suppose nations attempt to pursue independent monetary and fiscal policies. How will exchange rates behave? Will coordination of economic policies make exchange rates more or less stable? Explain.

Calculate dollar appreciation against the rupiah & the franc

1. In the second half of 1997, the Indonesian rupiah devalued by 84% against the U.S. dollar. By how much has the dollar appreciated against the rupiah? 2. On February 1, the French franc is worth $0.1984. By May 1, it has moved to $0.2057. By how much has the franc appreciated or depreciated against the dollar over this 3-mo

Impact on real value of the Colombian peso

In 1994, an influx of drug money to Colombia coincided with a sharp increase in its export earnings from coffee and oil. What was the likely impact of these factors on the real value of the Colombian peso and the competitiveness of Colombia's legal exports? Explain.

Unsterilized interventions

"Unsterilized interventions are just open market operations conducted through the foreign exchange market rather than through the U.S. government securities market." Comment on this statement.

Inflation, devaluation and competitiveness

Countries with high inflation need to keep devaluing their currencies to maintain competitiveness. But countries that try to maintain their competitiveness by devaluing their currencies only end up with even higher inflation. Discuss.

Politics and the French Franc

In the 1995 election for the French presidency, the Socialist candidate, Lionel Jospin, vowed to halt all privatizations, raise taxes on business, spend heavily on job creation, and cut the work week without a matching pay cut. At the time Mr. Jospin made this vow, he was running neck-and-neck with the conservative Prime Ministe

Affect on the value of the dollar

On May 11, 1995, the House Budget Committee approved a plan to slash federal spending through the year 2002 and thereby end the persistent U.S. budget deficits. How do you think the dollar responded to this news?