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International Economics - NAFTA

How would you explain reservations in the United States about the implementation of NAFTA? Do you think that NAFTA is a "good thing"? or not? Explain.

Greater Product Variety

Why is an increase in the number of varieties of a good regarded as a gain from trade? Can you think of economic disadvantages associated with greater product variety? Please explain in detail.

Dividend compound growth rate

Consumer Products Inc. (CPI) is a U.S. regional consumer products company located in Phoenix, Arizona. The company manufactures and distributes a small line of consumer products to retailers in major western cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, and Phoenix. The company has an excellent reputation as a

Semiconductor Industry

Discuss the major factors that affect the degree of competitiveness in the semiconductor industry.

Discussing Opportunities to Expand in the U.S.

Consumer Products Inc. (CPI) is a U.S. regional consumer products company located in Phoenix, Arizona. The company manufactures and distributes a small line of consumer products to retailers in major western cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, and Phoenix. The company has an excellent reputation as a

Economic importance of currency exchange

Explain the economic importance of currency exchange? Describe how international trade affects U.S. economy. Explain how foreign exchange rates are determined.

Merchandise trade - International Financial Statistics

Answer to the question can be found in the attached data sheets which is the balance of payments data from the IMF's International Financial Statistics Yearbook. GDP and population data are given at the bottom of this page. No additional sources need to the consulted in preparing this assignment. You should explain which data

Tariffs, outsourcing, interest rates.

When the U.S. imposes a tariff or quota on imports, who pays it? Who benefits from a tariff or quota? How do changes in interest rates, inflation, productivity, and income affect exchange rates? What do you see are the economic pros and cons of the North America countries including Canada and Mexico get from adopting a com

U.S. current account deficit

Details: Your hometown newspaper needs someone to write an informative article on large scale economic issues. The reporter who spoke with you before thinks of you, welcomes you home, and requests another article. Click here to view a summary of disaggregated data drawn from information provided on the 2000 U.S. balance of payme

Foreign exchange markets

What is the purpose of the foreign exchange markets? What are the advantages and disadvantages of a virtual foreign exchange market?

Financial Management

Calculate selected ratios and obtain industry averages for comparison For each of the financial statement ratios listed below calculate the ratio for the current year and for the prior year. (Note that in most textbooks, some of the ratios call for averaging the beginning and ending balances. However, for this project, use on

Application Oriented Discussion Questions

Before accepting this assignment, you have asked Dr. Benrock, CEO of to Z2 Associates, for a few days to contemplate the comprehensive and stressful nature of such an assignment; and to develop key strategies for designing an effective organizational structure and facilitating the development of VRI's global team. During this p

Free markets & Price system

Help me to understand the following statement: "Using free markets and the price system always results in a more efficient resource allocation than central planning. Just look at what happened in Eastern Europe."

Average Propensity of Consumption, Investing and Imports

Calculating the average propensity of consumption, average propensity of investing out of income and the average propensity of imports out of income. for three different European countries for three consecutive years and comment about possible time changes and eventual differences across countries. How do to that in one page

Finance problems

Please show calculations/formulas for the first problem and please check my work on the last two problems and comment: 1} O,Meara, Inc., plans to issue $6 million of perpetual bonds. The face value of each bond is $1,000 The semi-annual coupon on the bonds is 4.5% Market interest rates on one-year bonds are 8% Wi

Doing business in Peru

THIS WAS THE QUESTION The company you work for is expanding its business and would like to begin to trade with another country. Go to http://www.ustr.gov/assets/Document_Library/Reports_Publications/2004/2004_National_Trade_Estimate/2004_NTE_Report/asset_upload_file231_4191.pdf for the 2003 National Trade Estimate Repo

Balance of Payments

The other significant indicator in international trade is the balance of payments. Summarize your understanding of micro- and macroeconomic theory in a discussion of the balance of payments and its effects on national and global economic systems. How do the balance of trade and the balance of payments affect one another?

Global Strategies and Trade deficit and trade surplus questions

1. What are some of the technological advances in telecommunications and transportation that have impacted global business in the last decade? How have these technological advances affected regional economic development? What trends can be anticipated in these areas? 2. What techniques are available to correct Balance of P

E-commerce

Please get the case study 'Rakuten, HBS 9-305-050' from Harvard business school. I have to write a 20 pages paper about this case study and I don't know how to do it. I need a short analysis on this case study so I can brainstorm with it.

International Monetary Relations

Congratulations, you just won the Irish Lottery! You bought a ticket while you were on vacation in Ireland, and you just won a 1 million Euro jackpot after all taxes were taken out. If the current exchange rate is US$1 equals 1.25 Euros, how much did you win in US dollars? Suppose that the interest rate in Irish banks is 5%

NAFTA & Tariffs Agreements

Apparently, my professor is not in agreement with what I have given thus far. Anyone have any ideas? Following was his response: The job losses to foreign countries have not been limited to low-skilled positions. And that may not necessarily be a real concern in the long run. There are more than 3 Million white-collar

Economics discussion questions

? What is the current state of the US trade deficit? Is this a concern? ? What is the current state of the dollar versus other international currencies? What has been the trend for the last six months? ? What is the size of the national debt? Is this a concern? ? Is the federal government curren