on the separate answer sheet by using the correct formula provided in your formula sheet. Provide an indication about what will happen to the value of the US$ based on the forward exchange rate calculations by calculating the expected discount/premium of it for each of the currencies in Table 2 on the separate answer sheet. Also show whether the impact will be positive (P) or negative (N) for imports and exports. For example: Exchange rate % Discount/Premium Import Export £/$ Workings by you ……………. = 1.93% premium Positive Negative
Page 2 of 3 Scenario 2: Considering the calculations you have done so far, you need to attend to a number of import and export transactions for goods that companies in the United States expressed interest in. The first transaction is for the import of good quality wines from Australia, since a retail liquor trading chain customer in the United States, for who you have been doing imports over the past five years has a very large order this time. The producer in Australia informed you that the current cost of the wine that you want to import is AUD$2,500,000. The wine in Australia can be shipped to the United States immediately but you have three months to conduct payment. The second transaction is for the export of 3d printers manufactured in the U.S.A. The country where it will be exported to is Britain. The payment of £2,500,000 for the export to Britain will be received nine months from now. You consider different transaction hedges, namely forwards, options and money market hedges. You are provided with the following quotes from your bank, which is an international bank with branches in all the countries: Forward rates: Currencies Spot 3 month (90 days) 6 month (180 days) 9 month (270 days) 12 month (360 days) $/£ 1.30009 1.30611 1.31217 1.31825 1.32436 $/AUD 0.72390 0.72516 0.72641 0.72766 0.72892
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