Assessing Exposure to Net Cash Flows Reese Co. will pay 1 million British pounds for materials imported from the United Kingdom in one month. This firm also sells some goods to Poland and will receive 3 million zloty (the Polish currency) for those goods in one month. The spot rate of the pound is $1.50, while the spot rate of the zloty is $0.30. Assume that the pound and the zloty are both expected to depreciate substantially against the dollar over the next month and by the same degree (percentage). Will this have a favorable effect, unfavorable effect, or no effect on Reese over the next year? Explain.

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International Financial Management

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ISBN: 9780357130698
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International Financial Management

14th Edition
Madura
Publisher: Cengage
ISBN: 9780357130698

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Chapter 10, Problem 46QA
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Assessing Exposure to Net Cash Flows Reese Co. will pay 1 million British pounds for materials imported from the United Kingdom in one month. This firm also sells some goods to Poland and will receive 3 million zloty (the Polish currency) for those goods in one month. The spot rate of the pound is $1.50, while the spot rate of the zloty is $0.30. Assume that the pound and the zloty are both expected to depreciate substantially against the dollar over the next month and by the same degree (percentage). Will this have a favorable effect, unfavorable effect, or no effect on Reese over the next year? Explain.

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