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EXCHANGE GAINS AND LOSSES You are the vice president of Worldwide infoXchange, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota All shareholders of the firm live in the United States. Earlier this month you obtained a loan of 10 million Canadian dollars from a bank in Toronto to finance the construction of a new plant in Montreal. At the time the loan was received, the exchange rate was $0.81 to the Canadian dollar. By the end of the month, it has unexpectedly dropped to $0.75. Has your company made a gain or a loss as a result and by how much?

Summary Introduction

To determine: The amount of gain or loss due to change in exchange rate.

Introduction:

Exchange Rate:

The rate, which indicates the conversion rate for the currency of a country, which can get in exchange for currency of another country, is the exchange rate.

Explanation

Calculate info (working note),

The loan amount in US dollar at old exchange rate ($0.81) is $8,100,000.

The loan amount in US dollar at new exchange rate ($0.75) is $7,500,000.

Formula to calculate gain or loss,

Gain/loss=(Loan amount at old exchange rateLoan amount at new exchange rate)

Substitute $8,100,000 for loan amount at old exchange rate, and $7,500,000 for loan amount at new exchange rate in the above formula.

Loss=$8,100,000$7,500,000=$600,000

Working Note:

Given,

The amount of loan is 5,000,000.

The old exchange rate of C country dollar in the US dollar is $0.81.

The new (decreased) exchange rate of C country dollar in the US dollar is $0.75.

Formula to calculate amount of loan in US dollar,

Loan amount in US dollar=Loan amount in C country dollar×Exchange rate

When exchange rate is $0

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