A hypothetical case in which asked an assistant treasurer of a supranational bank to determine the currencies in which it was is cheaper to borrow ex post. An integral part of the housing is a Lotus 1-2-3 worksheet with monthly data on the yen and dollar interest rates, exchange rates and inflation rates from January 1976 to October 1985. The worksheet with accompanying questions asks the students study the different parity between the yen and the dollar numerically, graphically, … Read more »

A hypothetical case in which asked an assistant treasurer of a supranational bank to determine the currencies in which it was is cheaper to borrow ex post. An integral part of the housing is a Lotus 1-2-3 worksheet with monthly data on the yen and dollar interest rates, exchange rates and inflation rates from January 1976 to October 1985. The worksheet with accompanying questions asks the students to examine the different parity between the yen and the dollar numerically, graphically or statistically. Students are asked to draw conclusions about the circumstances under which a treasurer expect borrowing in one currency rather than another should prefer. Requires software disk case (9-289-534).
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W. Carl Kester,
Timothy A. Luehrman
Source: Harvard Business School
5 pages.
Release Date: 9 January 1989. Prod #: 289034-PDF-ENG
Bank for International Development, Software Case Cover HBR solution