Please include but not limited the answers to the following questions into your final report.
What’s the commercial relations between the two countries?
Why the volume of trade might indicate the potential opportunity for the company?
What is the trade policy of the country? Specially about the import restrictions, tariffs and non-tariff trade barriers, and discuss the possible ways/strategies to avoid/minimize the trade restrictions.
How has the exchange rate of the country’s currency changed over the last year?
Has the inflation rate increased or decreased in recent years? Do you think the prevailing inflation rate will place much downward pressure on the value of the currency? What’s the potential impact on your company’s future cash flows if the branch has been set up?
How direct foreign investment in the country might be feasible to help your company’s business expand?
Is your company’s business subject to a higher degree of exchange rate risk if it obtains financing in dollars or in the country’s currency?
Guidelines and Rubrics:
Your paper should be double-spaced, with reasonable margins and font size (preferably Times New Roman, 12 point). It should be six-to-eight pages in length (not more than eight pages under any circumstances!) and put all references/sources at end of the paper using APA format. You should direct your paper/report to your hypothetical CEO who is familiar with the principles of economics and with rich international experiences..
Be sure to consider the most sensible argument that critics are likely to raise. Try to avoid raising an extreme “straw man” counter-argument that is easy to dismiss, and focus instead on the best counter-argument you can think of.
The term paper/project for this course will be an exercise in helping a hypothetical United States-based multinational corporation (MNC) to expand and establish a new branch into a potential foreign market. Each student will select a country (using first letter of your last name) MY LAST NAME IS CARC SO YOU HAVE TO FIND ANY COUNTRY WITH LETTER C and prepare a report to the chief executive of the company to access the strategies, challenges and opportunities, and to provide recommendation based on your analysis to expand into that country.
The exercise involves reviewing online data, and applying the key concepts/principles from the text as well as in the assigned readings. The objective of the project is to enable students to research and select the type of related international economic/financial data that are available online, and to analyze and interpret the data to make “sound” economic decision