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strayer university ITB400 week 1 to week 6 discussions [ total 12 discussion each week 2 ]




Question;Week 1 diss 1;Globalization and the Multinational;Firm" Please respond to the following;?;Some people have objected to the;creation of NATFA, arguing that the U.S. would lose jobs to Mexico where labor;costs are significantly lower. Provide an argument either for the expansion of;NAFTA or for its dissolution.;?;Determine this single most;significant concern regarding globalization for multinational firms. Provide;specific examples to support your response.;Week 1 discussion 2;International Monetary System" Please;respond to the following;?;From the first e-Activity, determine;how the economics of Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal have contributed to a;global economic crisis. and how the global impact of such economies can be;mitigated in the future. Provide specific examples to support your response.;?;From the second e-Activity, discuss;how being tied to a single currency (the Euro) has impacted the different economies;of the European Union. Provide specific examples to support your response.;Week 2 dissn 1;Balance of Payments" Please respond to the following;?;Compare and contrast the continuous;current account deficits of the U.S. with the continuous current account;surpluses of Japan. Discuss the likely consequences for both countries if the;deficit and surplus roles are reversed in the next 10 years.;?;Analyze the possible strengths and;weaknesses of SDRs versus the dollar, and determine if the SDR should or could;replace the U.S. dollar as the main global reserve currency.;Week 2 diss 2;The Market for Foreign Exchange" Please;respond to the following;?;Banks find it necessary to;accommodate their clients? needs to buy or sell FX forward, in many instances;for hedging purposes. Discuss how a bank may mitigate the currency exposure it;has created for itself by accommodating the clients? forward transaction.;?;Create a list of three best practices;for reading spot market quotations, deriving cross-rate quotations, and;leveraging the concept of triangular arbitrage as a means of ensuring market;efficiency.;Week 3 disn 1;International Parity;Relationships and Forecasting Foreign Exchange Rates" Please respond to the following;?;From the e-Activity, discuss the;implications of the deviations from purchasing power parity for countries?;competitive positions in the world market.;?;Researchers found that it is very;difficult to forecast future exchange rates more accurately than the forward;exchange rate or the current spot exchange rate. Examine the underlying factors;behind these findings and make at least two (2) recommendations for improving;the forecast of future exchange rates.;Week 3 diss 2;Futures and Options on Foreign;Exchange" Please respond to the;following;?;Compare and contrast the basic;differences between the operation of a currency forward market and a futures;market.;?;Discuss how the FX call and put;option model pricing can change with respect to European option-pricing;relationships.;Week 4 disccn 1;Management of Transaction;Exposure" Please respond to the;following;?;Discuss and compare hedging;transaction exposure using the forward contract versus money market;instruments.;?;From the first e-Activity, determine;the best way to leverage a currency options contract as a hedging tool compared;with a forward contract. Provide specific examples to support your response.;Week 4 dissn 2;Management of Economic;Exposure" Please respond to the;following;?;General Motors exports cars to Spain;but the strong dollar against the euro hurts sales of GM cars in Spain. In the;Spanish market, GM faces competition from Italian and French car makers, such;as Fiat and Renault, whose operating currencies are the euro. From the;second e-Activity, determine the best course for GM to take to maintain its;market share in Spain. Explain your rationale.;?;Discuss the advantages and;disadvantages of maintaining multiple manufacturing sites as a hedge against;exchange rate exposure.;Week 5 dissn 1;Management of Translation Exposure" Please respond to the following;?;From the e-Activity, discuss the most;significant ramifications of FASB 8 and FASB 52 on U.S. business and accounting;firms. Provide specific examples to support your response.;?;Generally, it is not possible to;completely eliminate both translation exposure and transaction exposure. In;some cases, the elimination of one exposure will also eliminate the other. But;in other cases, the elimination of one exposure actually creates the other.;Discuss which exposure is the most important to manage if a conflict;between controlling both arises. Explain your rationale and provide at;least two examples to support your response.;Week 5 discunn 2;International Banking and Money;Market" Please respond to the;following;?;Compare and contrast the deposit-loan;rate spread in the Eurodollar market with the deposit-loan rate spread in the;domestic U.S. banking system.;?;Determine and discuss how the major;factors of the credit crunch beginning in the U.S. in 2007 blossomed into a;global financial crisis. Explain your rationale.;Week 6 diacunn 1;International Bond Market" Please respond to the following;?;Suppose you had $20 million U.S. to;invest in the international bond market. Describe how you would invest;your money and provide the rationale behind your chosen investments.;?;Discuss the benefits and the;drawbacks of investing in the Eurobond market when compared to other;international markets. Provide examples to support your response.;Week 6 discunn 2;International Equity;Markets" Please respond to the;following;?;From the e-Activity, determine if the;company you researched would benefit by cross-listing its equity shares on more;than one national exchange. Explain your rationale.;?;Create a list of 2 to 3 best;practices for investors who wish to diversify their portfolio internationally.;Explain your rationale.


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