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What currency risks does Huaneng face

Please help with the following problems. Please provide brief explanations. Huaneng Power International is a large Chinese company that runs coal-fired power plants in five provinces and in Shanghai. It has close to $1.2 billion in U.S. dollar debt whose proceeds it has used to purchase equipment abroad. a. What currency

The shipbuilding industry is facing a worldwide capacity surplus.

19. The shipbuilding industry is facing a worldwide capacity surplus. Although Japan currently controls about 50% of the world market, it is facing severe competition from the South Koreans. Japanese shipyards are extraordinarily productive, but at current price levels were just about breaking even with an exchange rate of ¥240

Square Corp. has not tapped the Swiss-franc public debt market because of concern about a likely appreciation of that currency and only wishes to be a floating-rate dollar borrower

2. Square Corp. has not tapped the Swiss-franc public debt market because of concern about a likely appreciation of that currency and only wishes to be a floating-rate dollar borrower, which it can be at LIBOR + 3/8%. Circle Corp. has a strong preference for fixed-rate Swiss-franc debt, but it must pay 1/2 of 1% more than the 5

Convergence of the International Financial Reporting Standards

The Financial Accounting Standards Board has undertaken several key initiatives to pursue the goal of convergence of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Furthermore, the Board conducts several joint projects with the IASB, and works with the IASB on the sho

Reporting Standards and Accounting Principles

The Financial Accounting Standards Board has undertaken several key initiatives to pursue the goal of convergence of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Furthermore, the Board conducts several joint projects with the IASB, and works with the IASB on the sho

Currency Forward Prices

Suppose the current exchange rate between Germany and Japan is 0.02?/¥. The euro-denominated annual continuously compounded risk-free rate is 4% and the yen-denominated annual continuously compounded risk-free rate is 1%. What are the 6-month euro/yen and yen/euro forwarded prices?

IRP, PPP, and Speculating in Currency Derivatives.

34. The U.S. three-month interest rate (unannualized) is 1%. The Canadian three-month interest rate (unannualized) is 4%. Interest rate parity exists. The expected inflation over this period is 5% in the U.S. and 2% in Canada. A call option with a three-month expiration date on Canadian dollars is available for a premium of $.0

Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)

1. Explain the theory of purchasing power parity (PPP). Based on this theory, what is a general forecast of the values of currencies in countries with high inflation? 2. Explain the rationale of the PPP theory. 3. Explain how you could determine whether PPP exists. Describe a limitation in testing whether PPP

International Financial Management

Integrating IRP and IFE. Assume the following information is available for the U.S. and Europe: U.S. Europe Nominal interest rate 4% 6% Expected inflation 2% 5% Spot rate

International Financial Management

1. Deriving the Forward Rate: Assume that annual interest rates in the U.S. are 4 percent, while interest rates in France are 6 percent. a. According to IRP, what should the forward rate premium or discount of the euro be? b. If the euro's spot rate is $1.10, what should the one-year forward rate of the euro be?

Multiple choice questions on derivatives

Please see attachment. 1. Which of the following contract terms is not set by the futures exchange? a. the price b. the deliverable commodities c. the dates on which delivery can occur d. the size of the contract e. the expiration months 2. Find the forward rate of foreign currency Y if the spot rate is $4