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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 01 Globalization and the Multinational Firm Chapter 01 Globalization and the Multinational Firm Multiple Choice Questions 1. What major dimension sets apart international finance from domestic finance? A. foreign exchange and political risks B. Market imperfections C. Expanded opportunity set D. all of the above 2. An example of a political risk is A. Expropriation of assets B. Adverse change in tax rules C. The opposition party being elected D. Both answers a) and b) are correct 3. Production of goods and services has become globalized to a large extent as a result of A. Natural resources being depleted in one country after another B. Skilled labor being highly mobile C. Multinational corporations' efforts to source inputs and locate production anywhere where costs are lower and profits higher D. Common tastes worldwide for the same goods and services 4. Recently, financial markets have become highly integrated. This development A. Allows investors to diversify their portfolios internationally B. Allows minority investors to buy and sell stocks C. Has increased the cost of capital for firms D. Answers a) and c) are both correct. 5. Japan has experienced large trade surpluses. Japanese investors have responded to this by A. Liquidating their positions in stocks to buy dollar denominated bonds B. Investing heavily in U.S. and other foreign financial markets C. Lobbying the U.S. government to depreciate its currency D. Lobbying the Japanese government to allow the yen to appreciate 1-1 Chapter 01 Globalization and the Multinational Firm 6. Suppose your firm invests $100,000 in a project in Italy. At the time the exchange rate is $1.25 = 1.00. One year later the exchange rate is the same, but the Italian government has expropriated your firm's assets paying only 80,000 in compensation. This is an example of A. Exchange rate risk B. Political risk C. Market imperfections D. None of the above, since $100,000 = 80,000 $1.25/1.00 7. Suppose you start with $100 and buy stock for 50 when the exchange rate is 1 = $2. One year later, the stock rises to 60. You are happy with your 20 percent return on the stock, but when you sell the stock and exchange your 60 for dollars, you only get $45 since the pound has fallen to 1 = $0.75. This loss of value is an example of: A. Exchange Rate Risk. B. Political Risk. C. Market imperfections. D. Weakness in the dollar. 8. Suppose that Great Britain is a major export market for your firm, a U.S. based MNC. If the British pound depreciates against the U.S. dollar, A. Your firm will be able to charge more in dollar terms while keeping pound prices stable. B. Your firm may be priced out of the U.K. market, to the extent that your dollar costs stay constant and your pound prices will rise....
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