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    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?

    Affect on the dollar's value

    Suppose a new Russian government makes threatening moves against Western Europe. How is this threat likely to affect the dollar's value? Why?

    Satirical petition by Bastiat

    In a satirical petition on behalf of French candlemakers, Frederic Bastiat, a French economist, called attention to cheap competition from afar: sunlight. A law requiring the shuttering of windows during the day, he suggested, would benefit not only candlemakers but "everything connected with lighting" and the country as a whole

    General Motors - IFAS, EFAS, SFAS

    Pleas help so that I can complete the following: Consider the General Motors (GM) Corporation. IFAS, EFAS, and SFAS tables are to be presented in Excel format.

    International Finance Rivalries

    Please help with the following problems involving international business. Saint-Gobain, a French firm, and Pilkington PLC, a British firm, are arch rivals in the European flat-glass business. After Britain's exit from the ERM in September 1992, the pound fell by 15% against the franc. a. What was the likely impact on Sain

    Industrialized Nations

    Developed is the name given to the industrialized nations of Western Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Israel, and the United States. Choose one of the newly industrializing countries mentioned. Choose a product you think would be suitable to export to the country you chose based solely o

    Eastern philosophies

    Write a 350-700 word response, in which you choose two or three Eastern philosophies and describe how they compare. Take sides, determine which philosophies are most persuasive, and explain why.

    Student Teaching

    Describe student teaching. Please include your expectations prior to observing and what you may have observed. How would you use the experience you gained from this in the future as it pertains to the classroom interactions with people from diverse backgrounds?

    Impact of Climate on Industries

    I need help to list five different industries (e.g., tourism, auto manufacturing, apparel). Then, describe how climate and topography impacts business operations in each of these industries.

    Question about International Fisher Effect (IFE)

    24. Beth Miller does not believe that the international Fisher effect (IFE) holds. Current one- year interest rates in Europe are 5 percent, while one-year interest rates in the U.S. are 3 percent. Beth converts $100,000 to euros and invests them in Germany. One year later, she converts the euros back to do

    International Fisher Effect in Brazil

    Assume that the inflation rate in Brazil is expected to increase substantially. How will this affect Brazil's nominal interest rates and the value of its currency (called the real)? If the IFE holds, how will the nominal return to U.S. investors who invest in Brazil be affected by the higher inflation in Brazil? Explain.

    International Fisher Effect (IFE)

    Assume U.S. interest rates are generally above foreign interest rates. What does this suggest about the future strength or weakness of the dollar based on the IFE? Should U.S. investors invest in foreign securities if they believe in the IFE? Should foreign investors invest in U.S. securities if they believe in the IFE?

    International Fisher Effect (IFE)

    Explain the international Fisher effect (IFE). What is the rationale for the existence of the IFE? What are the implications of the IFE for firms with excess cash that consistently invest in foreign Treasury bills? Explain why the IFE may not hold.

    Virgin Atlantic

    Please help me with the following: Select and research an international company that interests you. (Annual reports often can be obtained from companies' web sites.) Conduct a brief organizational analysis by answering the following question Are its production facilities centralized or decentralized? Based on the stra

    Export / Import Practices

    Post your response to the following: There are many reasons a company would choose to export their products to a different country. Likewise, there are also many reasons a company would choose to import products from another country. Imagine that you are the manufacturer of a product. What are two potential reasons you may ch

    Riordan Expansion to Japan

    Assume that Riordan is now considering an expansion to Japan and that Robert Lord's pay is $140,000 per year in the United States. Taking into consideration that an expatriate's pay would include housing, healthcare, transportation, allowances and premiums, and so forth, how would Robert Lord's pay as an expatriate differ from t

    Financial Management in International Business

    Need some pointers to help in developing a plan of action for the following scenario: You are the CFO of a U.S. firm whose wholly owned subsidiary in Mexico manufactures component parts for your U.S. assembly operations. The subsidiary has been financed by bank borrowings in the United States. One of your analysts told you th

    Investigate the economy of the Philippines and its neighbors.

    Please help me with a PowerPoint for the following: Your organization (you may select any organization you wish, real or fictional) is considering investing in the Philippines, and you have been asked to give a presentation on this opportunity. In the presentation, you need to address the following: Investigate the economy

    Is the International Court of Justice the first world court?

    Please help me with the questions listed at the end. ------------------------------ The International Court of Justice (The World Court), located at the Peace Palace in The Hague (Netherlands), was established in conjunction with the United Nations (http://www.un.org/) in 1946. The World Court has two primary functions: (1

    Global Business And Risk Analysis

    A) Why is it important for a global business to conduct a risk analysis? B) In a country risk analysis, which factors carry more weight than others? C) Does this hold true for all countries?

    Shell in Nigeria

    Given the high political risk in Nigeria, why doesn't Shell go somewhere? Note: The source should be cited.