International Business Finance Worksheet 10

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One of the main arguments against companies choosing to cross-list is the cost of following regulations of foreign stock markets. This cost to cross-list may make it prohibitive for the company to list the stocks in the foreign market in the first place. In addition to the cost, the company may not wish to provide as much information as the particular exchange requires. This can be particularly true if a foreign firm is thinking of listing on a United States stock exchange, which has a high amount of regulation and information needed before the stock can be listed. Another main argument against companies choosing to cross-list deals with the ownership control level that may be changed by listing on other exchanges. Cross-listing on other exchanges adds foreign investors into the company, which does offer benefits. However, more foreign investors of a company also dilutes the percentage of investors in the corporation that are from the domestic country. The corporation may not wish to provide several benefits of improved company performance, such as dividends and return from a high future stock price, to a high degree of foreign investors. Instead, the corporation would choose not to cross-list, even though it does provide benefits, to keep a high percentage of the investors from the domestic country. This keeps any potential benefits from strong future performance of the company with domestic investors. It also prevents…
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