Change in Required Return on Projects Woodsen, Inc., of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, considered the development of a large subsidiary in Greece. In the face of Greece’s government-debt crisis, its expected cash flows and earnings from this acquisition were reduced only slightly. Yet the firm decided to retract its offer because of an increase in its required rate of return on the project, which caused the NPV to be negative. Explain why the required rate of return on its project may have increased.
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