Question : 2. Suppose the euro/Australian dollar exchange rate increases from 0.65 : 2656
2. Suppose the euro/Australian dollar exchange rate increases from 0.65 to 0.70 within a short period. Meanwhile, the Mexican peso/euro exchange rate rises from 15.71 to 16.27 during the same period. Identify the correct statement from the following.
a. The euro has appreciated against both the Australian dollar as well as the peso.
b. The euro has depreciated against both the Australian dollar as well as the peso.
c. The euro has depreciated against the peso and appreciated against the Australian dollar.
d. The euro has appreciated against the peso and depreciated against the Australian dollar.
3. Suppose an importer, who expects to receive his shipment of raw materials worth €15,000 in three months, enters into a forward contract where E€/$ is 0.80. If at the time of delivery of the raw materials E€/$ = 0.83, how much does the trader benefit/lose by entering into the forward contract?
a. He/she loses by $677.71
b. He/she gains by $677.71
c. He/she gains by $450
d. He/she loses by $450
e. He/she loses by $227.71
4. Suppose the spot Yuan/dollar exchange rate is 6.79. Sue, a Chinese national, has 10,000 Yuan that she wants to invest in a U.S. asset that promises an annual interest of 7 percent. If the expected exchange rate (Yuan/dollar) after a year is 7.2, how much will Sue earn in Yuan? You should include both the interest received and the gain or loss from exchange rate changes in answering this question.
a. 11,346.12 Yuan
b. 10,603.8 Yuan
c. 10,309.25 Yuan
d. 18,026.5 Yuan
e. 17,525.76 Yuan
5. A decrease in the expected exchange rate E$/£ecauses:
a. no change in the spot exchange rate.
b. an increase in the rate of return on pound in the short run.
c. an increase in the rate of return on dollar in the short run.
d. a decrease in the rate of return on pound in the long run.
e. a pound depreciation and a dollar appreciation.
6. Ceteris paribus, an increase in the British (foreign) interest rates will make British pound investments _____ to investors, causing _____ in demand for pounds on the Forex.
a. less attractive; no change
b. more attractive; no change
c. less attractive; an increase
d. more attractive; an increase
e. more attractive; a decrease