Pricing and Exchange Rates

Apr 28th, 2014
Business Finance
Price: $30 USD

Question description

Task Type: Individual Project  Deliverable Length: 800–1,000 words plus completed table  

Key Assignment Draft 

As a business owner making a final decision regarding the international aspects of a business decision, you may decide to set up a table with the risks and weigh their relative importance against the rate of return you foresee. You also need to put a plan in place to overcome it.

Assume that your business is visible and an important member of the community. Would the government encourage a decision to expand? How would it affect the reputation of the business?

Here is what the list looks like. Your assignment is to fill in the table.





How to Overcome It

Economic conditions

Fluctuations in industry


Technological change

Change in preferences

Costs and expenses



Interest rates

Government monetary policy

Government fiscal policy

Internal and external wars

Difference in culture and religion

Ownership of factories and property

Human resource restrictions

Intellectual property


Red tape and corruption

Blockage of funds or capital accounts

Change in government

Comment on whether the U.S. government would support a business owner's decision to expand internationally or import in light of the balance of payments and how the move internationally may affect the business's reputation as a local small-business owner.  

Instructor Comments:

L/M/S is an assessment of the risk. L= Low; M= Moderate; S=Severe.

You need to identify the risks that  affect your particular example, and make an assessment of their degree using these codes.

Thank you.

 Phase Resources:
Federal Reserve Policy 
Excellent site for information on monetary policy tools. Students can click on Federal Open Market Committee, Open Market Operations,balance of payments .pdf Discount Rate and Reserve Requirements to get details about the various monetary policy tools.
International Economics 
This is a portal for information international economics. It provides many sources for your research.
Library of Congress 
This is the website for the Library of Congress. Go to the Business Reference Pages and look under the tab that gives you all kinds of leads on information for International Economics and Trade.
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) 
This web Site provides information about the U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) that administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals.
balance of payments .pdfbalance of payments and currency FAQ.pdfbalance of payments and foreign exchange .pdfexchange rate .pdfinternational monetary relations .pdf

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