Key economic parameters/developments that influence the movements in foreign currency

13 Sep

Financial Institutions and Markets

Q1. Mr. Rajiv Kumar, after completing his MBA from a prestigious management institute, has joined the treasury department of a leading Indian bank in Mumbai. He is assigned to the team responsible for managing the day-to-day liquidity of the bank. Explain in detail the various options available to Mr. Rajiv to manage the liquidity of the bank.

Q2. Mr. Kripa Shankar wants to invest and trade in stock market. However he is completely unfamiliar how to go about it. He approaches you, a wealth advisor in the bank Mr. Kripa Shankar has his savings account, to seek guidance on:

i) Various modes through which he can participate in the stock market

ii) Category of instruments that he can invest in

iii) The basic formalities that he would need to complete (basic pre-requisites), in order to participate in the stock market.

Provide answer in detail to his queries mentioned in point (i), (ii) and (iii) above.

Q.3 ABC Corp. Limited is engaged in manufacturing garments in India since 1950. The company has been catering to the Indian market till now. As part of the company’s growth strategy, the company would like to extend the markets for its products to other countries. However, the company’s promoters lack awareness and expertise in understanding and managing the fluctuations related to foreign currency.

Mr. Jiwan Kumar, the CFO of the company, has been asked to make a presentation to the board specifying the following:

a. Key economic parameters/developments that influence the movements in foreign currency.

b. Options available with ABC Corp. to manage/mitigate the forex risks.

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