Chapter 16: International Business Finance
Bonus Assignment (5 points)
1. An American business needs to pay (a) 10,000 Canadian dollars, (b) 2 million yen, and (c) 50,000 Swiss francs to businesses abroad. The Spot rate are
What are the dollar payments to the respective countries?
2. Suppose the exchange rate between U.S. dollars and Japanese yen is $1 US=¥ 79.1 JPY, and the exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the British pound is $1 US = £0.64 GBP. What is the cross rate of Japanese yen to British pounds? (In other words, how many yen are needed to purchase 1 pound?)
3. Suppose 1 year ago, Miller Company had inventory in Britain valued at 1.5 million Swiss francs. The exchange rate for dollars to Swiss francs was 1 franc=1.15 dollars. Today, the exchange rate is 1 Swiss franc=1.06 U.S. dollars. The inventory in Switzerland is still valued at 1.5 million francs. What is the U.S. dollar gain or loss in inventory value as a result of the change in exchange rates?
4. Suppose 90-day investments in Europe have a 5% annualized return and a 1.25% quarterly (90-day) return. In the United States, 90-day investments of similar risk have a 7% annualized return and a 1.75% quarterly return. In today’s 90-day forward market, 1 euro equals $1.32. If interest rate parity holds, what is the spot exchange rate ($/€)?
5. A McDonald’s Big Mac costs 2.44 yuan in China, but costs $4.20 in the United States. Assuming that purchasing-power parity (PPP) holds, how many Chinese yuan are required to purchase 1 U.S. dollar?