FINAL PROJECT: PART TWO
PART TWO includes the following chapters and internet exercises. For the exact due date see the Course Outline in the Course Documents Canvas Module:
Chapter 13 Internet Question 13.3
Damodaran’s Cost of Capital Data. Professor Aswath Damodaran of NYU’s Stern School regularly publishes estimates of the cost of capital for a wide spectrum of industries. Question: Use the following website to identify and explain the rates in five major industries.
NYU’s Stern School people.stern.nyu.edu/adamodar/New_Home_Page/datafile/wacc.htm
Chapter 14 Internet Question 14.3 New York Stock Exchange. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) lists many different American depositary receipts (ADRs) among its active equities. Using the NYSE’s site identify the any three ADRs that are active today and research and describe the corporations they represent.
New York Stock Exchange https://www.nyse.com/
Chapter 15 Internet Question 15.4
Tax Practices for International Business. Many of the major accounting firms provide online information and advisory services for international business activities as related to tax and accounting practices. Question: Use the following 5 websites to find current information that identifies and explains any 5 tax law changes and practices over the last five years.
Ernst and Young www.ey.com/tax/
Deloitte & Touche www2.deloitte.com/us/en/services/tax.htm
Price Waterhouse Coopers www.pwc.com/gx/en/services/tax/international-tax-services.html
Ernst & Young www.eyi.com
Chapter 16 Internet Question 16.1
Letter of Credit Services. Commercial banks worldwide provide a variety of services to aid in the financing of foreign trade. Question: Access the websites of any of the many major multinational banks(a few are listed below) and identify and explain at least five types of letter of credit services and other trade financing services they are able to provide. Bank of America www.bankofamerica.com
Deutsche Bank www.deutschebank.com
Union Bank of Switzerland www.unionbank.com
Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS) https://www.ubs.com/global/en/investment-bank.html
Chapter 17 Internet Question .1 Global Corruption Report. Transparency International (TI) is one of
the leading non-governmental anti corruption organizations today. Recently, it has introduced its own annual survey analyzing current developments, identifying ongoing challenges, and offering potential solutions to all. One dimension of this analysis is the Bribe Payers Index. Question: Visit TI’s website to view the latest edition of the Index and select the top five countries and explain why they are the top five.
Corruption Index https://www.transparency.org/research/bpi
SAMPLE OF AN A GRADE ANSWER WORTH A 300 POINTS
Chapter 1 Internet Question 1.4 (Note: This question has been replaced as part of the Final Project) World Economic Outlook. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) regularly publishes its assessment of the prospects for the world economy. Choose a country of interest and use the IMF’s current analysis to form your own expectations of its immediate economic prospects.
IMF Economic Outlook www.imf.org/external/index.htm
Chapter 1 – 1.4
The purpose of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is to promote exchange stability and maintain orderly exchange arrangements among members. It wants to facilitate international trade, promote high employment, and promote economic growth. The IMF was established in 1944 and currently has members from 190 countries. The IMF assesses the prospects of the world economy regularly. According to India’s International Monetary Funds analysis, India is gradually recovering from the pandemic. India’s growth is projected at 9.5% in 2021 and 8.5% in 2022. Even though India benefits from favorable demographics, human capital is held back from education and training not being accessible because of the pandemic. The impact of the pandemic can be limited if there is a faster vaccination rate. Executive board directors agree on maintaining accommodative monetary policies appropriately and keeping a close eye on inflation pressures. Authorities are also advancing structural reforms which prioritize ongoing labor and land reforms. The reforms also include infrastructure investment, improvements in governance,and improving education outcomes. These reforms will help maximize India’s long-term growth and help alleviate poverty and inequality. Even though the pandemic has affected India’s growth,India’s economy will be back to normal and recover gradually as the vaccination rates increase and the economic reforms are in place. Countries that can use a site to help them is the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) aims to promote trade and development. The UNCTAD was founded in the 1960s when there were growing concerns of developing countries with international trade, which led to the site’s development to develop appropriate solutions to problems. The goal of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development is to expand the capabilities of developing countries in trade, investment, and development to overcome difficulties when going global. The highest policy-making of UNCTAD is the Conference which meets every four years to set policy guidelines. The site helps developing countries by conducting research and making recommendations that can help the national and international policy-making processes, which also contribute to promoting economic policies that are aimed at ending global economic inequalities. Using this site can help developing countries face problems in international trade, and they can see some recommended solutions to mitigate the problem. The site also shows recent articles that are relevant to today’s economy. For example, If the word “India” is searched on the search bar, current articles on India are shown, which can be examined to see how the economy might be doing.
GRADING RUBRIC: FINAL PROJECT = 300 POINTS
All questions are answered with more than 7 sentences for each answer that refer to one of the concepts found in the chapter or the course. Many additional related sources such as other websites, graphs, charts and articles are included in the answer
FINAL PROJECT: PART TWO PART TWO includes the following chapters and internet e
FINAL PROJECT: PART TWO