Navigation Systems Inc., business and finance homework help, 2 papers each 3 to 6 pages each

assignment 1  3 to 6 pages

Navigation Systems Inc. now has total worldwide revenues of over $500 million forecast for this coming year. You have operations in the United States of $300 million with a 10% ROS (return on sales, which is the same as net income on an income statement); operations in Germany of €100 million with an ROS of 12%; and operations in Shanghai, China of 650 million Yuan with an ROS of 8%. You expect to repatriate all the ROS to the United States when available in 12 months.

At your supervisor’s request, do the following:

  • Determine the spot and 12-month forward exchange rates, and determine any change in the ROS repatriated in 12 months based on exchange rates versus the current forecast.
  • Describe the repatriation using each of the following:
    • A spot transaction
    • An outright forward
    • A foreign-exchange swap
  • Would there be any use or benefit in using a currency option or currency swaption? Describe each.
  • Be sure to consider any U.S. corporate taxes that may be due and also whether there are any tax holidays in effect that may alter the taxes due on repatriation of the profits.
  • How would you advise the company to handle the repatriation?

assignment 2 is 3 to 6 pages

Mr. Swanson had recently overheard a fellow member of his local business association discussing possible investments in the international marketplace. Curious about this potential investment option, he has asked you to explain the various aspects of investing in foreign markets.

Your job is to research the following concepts and present your explanations to Mr. Swanson as a formal research paper:

  • Foreign investments and portfolio diversification
  • Reasons to invest internationally
  • International investment risks
  • International investment mediums

Your report must include a reference list. All research should be cited in the body of the paper. Your report should contain an abstract, a short introduction, and conclusion in addition to the body of the paper (note: the 3–5 pages length requirement excludes the title page and reference list pages). Please note that if you have a source in your reference section, you need to cite it in the body of the paper per APA guidelines and vice-versa.

Assignment Guidelines

  • Research the 4 international investment concepts listed in the assignment description.
  • Use the library and Internet to find examples for 2 of the concepts.
  • Write a formal research paper for Mr. Swanson that answers the following questions:
    • What is portfolio diversification? Explain.
      • Why are foreign investments effective at diversifying a portfolio?
    • What are the main reasons to invest in international markets? Explain.
    • What are the major risks associated with investing internationally?
    • What are the various methods for investing in an international market?
  • Compile your answers into a single Word document.
    • Provide in-text citations and a complete reference list in APA format.

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