FIN308_M11, Course Pack

FIN308_M11, Course Pack - Rider University, Summer 2011...

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Rider University, Summer 2011 International Finance Course Pack Prepared by Dr. Mitchell Ratner How to be Successful in this Course We all need to do our respective jobs for you to learn a lot and get a good grade. Here’s what you need to do to succeed: Skim each chapter before each class meeting. Attend every class. Arrive on-time and pay attention. Take detailed notes in every class. Read each chapter after class in detail. Review the homework assigned for each chapter weekly. Form a study group. Meet weekly to review the material. If you are not very comfortable with the material, plan to see a Rider tutor once each week. If you have any questions, come and see me right away. Before each exam: Read each chapter one more time. Memorize and comprehend all of your notes completely, with few exceptions. Make sure that you understand every homework question and in-class assignment. Go to the library and drill with at least 100 practice questions using the study guide that is available at the circulation desk. Meet with a study group and review all of your notes page-by-page. Lastly, see me if you have any questions ASAP.
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-2- CHAPTER 1: INTRO. TO MULTINATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE Exhibit 1: Global Integration of products example Exhibit 2: What cars are American made? 2011 NHTSA, AALA report Make/Model Honda Accord Toyota Camry Ford Taurus Dodge Charger Ford Fusion Ford Fiesta US content (%) 80% 80% 65% 70% 20% 10%
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-3- CHAPTER 2: INTERNATIONAL FLOW OF FUNDS Exhibit 1: Annual US balance of payments (FED, Int’l Economic Trends): Exhibit 2: Largest US trading partners (FED, National Economic Trends)
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-4- Exhibit 3: Sample of Top Sovereign Wealth Funds (June 2011) ( http://www.swfinstitute.org/funds.php ) Country Fund Name Assets $Billion Inception UAE - Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Investment Authority $627 1976 Norway Government Pension Fund – Global $557 1990 Saudi Arabia SAMA Foreign Holdings $439 n/a China SAFE Investment Company $347 1997 China China Investment Corporation $332 2007 Singapore Government of Singapore $248 1981 Kuwait Kuwait Investment Authority $260 1953 Russia National Welfare Fund $143 2008 China National Social Security Fund $147 2000 China - Hong Kong Hong Kong Monetary Authority $292 1993 Singapore Temasek Holdings $145 1974 Libya Libyan Investment Authority $70 2006
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-5- CHAPTER 3: International Financial Markets Exhibit 1: bid/ask spread calculation (from text) Exhibit 2: Exchange rate volatility: US dollar/euro http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/DEXUSEU?cid=280
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-6- Example 1: Identifying exchange rates Quote Direct or Indirect quotation? 110 ¥/$ 1.51 $/€ Example 2: Is the foreign currency appreciating or depreciating? Beginning rate Ending rate appreciating or depreciating? 120 ¥/$ 115 ¥/$ 1.30 $/€ 1.50 $/€ Example 3: Converting from one currency to another. How many yen can $150 purchase? 105 ¥/$.
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2012 for the course FIN 308 taught by Professor Ratner during the Fall '11 term at Rider.

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