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Unformatted text preview: s been investing substantially all of its financial resources in longterm U.S. dollar denominated or U.S. dollar indexed available-for-sale debt securities to
protect against the exchange risk of a devaluation of the Brazilian real in relation to the U.S.
(b) Interest Rate Risk Management
The Company´s strategy for interest rate management has been to maintain a diversified
portfolio of interest rates in order to optimize cost and volatility. The Company’s interest rate
risk management strategy may use derivative instruments to reduce earnings fluctuations
attributable to interest rate volatility. The Company may use interest rate swaps to implement
this strategy. At December 31, 2000 the Company had no outstanding interest rate swap
contracts. (c) Commodity Price Risk Management
The Company is exposed to commodity price risks through the fluctuation of pulp prices. The
Company currently does not utilize derivative financial instruments to manage its exposure to
fluctuations in co...
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2014 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Gottlieb during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '08