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FIN 40500: International Finance Pop Quiz FIN 40500: International Finance Pop Quiz

Question #1 – an easy one! What is the official currency of Germany? The Question #1 – an easy one! What is the official currency of Germany? The Euro When was the Euro introduced and what the official German currency before the Euro? Germany used the Deutsche Mark until January 1 st 2002 when Euro notes/coins were put into circulation (the Euro transition began in 1999) – 1. 995 DM = 1 Euro

Question #2 – membership has its privileges! Name the Euro Countries (hint: there are Question #2 – membership has its privileges! Name the Euro Countries (hint: there are 12) Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain Will Join…. (2007 Slovenia (2008) Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Malta (2009) Slovakia, Lithuania (2010) Czech Republic, Hungary (2011) Poland (Not Before 2012) Sweden (? ? ? ) Bulgaria, Romania

Question #3 – Do you know your current events? What is the Euro currently Question #3 – Do you know your current events? What is the Euro currently trading at and what has the EUR/USD history been? Currently, 1 Euro = 1. 2826 U. S. dollars After hitting an all time high against the Euro in October 2000 (. 8525 dollars per Euro), the dollar has been on a steady decline

Question #4 –Ready for the “Big Time”? Name the six most widely traded currencies Question #4 –Ready for the “Big Time”? Name the six most widely traded currencies (also know as “The Majors”) in order of trading volume US Dollar (USD) British Pound (GBP) Euro (EUR) Swiss Franc (CHF) Japanese Yen (JPY) How about #7? Canadian Dollar (CAD) Australian Dollar (AUD)

Question #5 – Do you REALLY know your currencies? Name each country’s currency… Israel Question #5 – Do you REALLY know your currencies? Name each country’s currency… Israel Iran Shekel Rial N. Korea Won Cuba China Peso Yuan Renminbi Ready for a REAL Challenge? Venezuela Bolivar Sweden Krona Thailand Baht Saudia Arabia Riyal India Rupee

Question #6 – International Business Name the top five multinational companies in terms of Question #6 – International Business Name the top five multinational companies in terms of foreign assets General Electric: $229 B ($575 B Total) Vodaphone: $207 B ($232 B Total) Ford: $165 B ($295 B Total) British Petroleum: $121 B ($159 B Total) General Motors: $107 B ($370 B Total)

Question #7 – Monkey See, Monkey Do Match Each Group of Countries to the Question #7 – Monkey See, Monkey Do Match Each Group of Countries to the Currency to which it is tied Saudi Arabia Chad Poland Ecuador Senegal Brazil Syria Bosnia Panama Mali Columbia South Africa Ukraine Niger Turkey Neither

Question #8 – Currency Market Players Name the 5 largest companies (in terms of Question #8 – Currency Market Players Name the 5 largest companies (in terms of overall market share) in the foreign exchange market (combined, they comprise HALF the market!!!) Deutsche Bank: 17% UBS: 12. 5% Citigroup: 7. 5% HSBC: 6. 5% Citigroup: 6. 0%

Question #9 – Do you want fries with that? Rank the following cities in Question #9 – Do you want fries with that? Rank the following cities in terms of the average cost of fast food. London Tokyo Rome Paris Los Angeles 3 5 4 2 1 $3. 37 $2. 42 $3. 23 $3. 59 $4. 53 How about a bottle of aspirin? London Tokyo Rome Paris Los Angeles 3 1 2 4 5 $19. 49 $31. 99 $23. 65 $17. 37 $13. 11

Question #10 – Currency Risk How would you rank the following industries in terms Question #10 – Currency Risk How would you rank the following industries in terms of the amount of currency risk they face? Aerospace . 034 Motor Vehicles Crude Oil/Petroleum Tobacco Pharmaceuticals 1. 168 -. 74 -. 76 -1. 272