GLOBAL CURRENCY ISSUES.
Foreign exchange market, Bretton Woods Conference, U.S. & gold standard, types of currencies & speculators, derivatives, rate changes, risks.
PROJECTING FOREIGN CURRENCY VALUES.
Discussion of models to forecast currency exchange rates in the futures market. Reviews three major models: Purchasing power parity (PPPM), account balance (CABM), portofolio balance (PFBM). Two newer models: random walk (RWM), Fischer effect (IFEM). The hypothesis and appeal of each model. Theoretical validity of the models. Usefulness as tools for monetary management.
ASIAN CURRENCY CRISIS.
Causes & effects. Devaluation, historic bank failures & impact on international banking, currency exposure risks. Tables.
The Company's risk management policy. Discusses four risk management tools that the company could incorporate in its risk management policy: Black-scholes option pricing model; decision trees; simulation analysis; hedging. Five risk categories: corporate, economic, currency, political and global business risks.
Overview and strategy of the Company. Discusses company's wide range of industry sectors including oil field exploration, testing, service logistics, utility meters, device registration, information technology services. Fir's existing mission. Strategic objectives. Oilfield services. Smart Card sector. Functional strategies. Core competencies. External analysis. 1 Chart. Summary Data.
ECONOMICS OF INDONESIA.
Risk assessment: regional factors, financial market & regulation, banks, foreign investment, monetary policy, debt.
THE GOLD STANDARD AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE MARKETS
Examines the gold standard and the role of foreign exchange markets in today's economy. Explains the gold standard. Establishment of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 1945. Speculators and the foreign exchange market.
GLOBAL ASSET ALLOCATION.
Discusses investment practices & issues incl. Global diversification, management style, currency hedging, risks & rewards, equity markets/correlations. Country & industry effects. GAA models.
Household Appliance Industry
This is a paper examining the U.S. household appliance industry. It gives a brief history of the industry, an industry overview, and a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats, and Trends) analysis. It also addresses the impact of real GDP, the unemployment rate, and the inflation rate as measured by the consumer price index (CPI) on appliance sales.