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1. How does the economic challenges of the past 18 months has affected the venture capital market? Have the criteria for investment changed significantly? Discuss with relevant facts. 2. In the recent past many investors lost money on stocks and mutual funds because of an economic downturn caused by global banking and financial crises. At the same time many experts argued that this was a “Real Investment Opportunity” because of the depressed price for many stocks and mutual funds. Do you think today is a good time to begin an investment program? Justify your answer. 3. The Indian corporate debt market as of now is not yet a fully developed market compared to securities market. Hence, to make the corporate debt market more efficient and vibrant, what are the issues that need to be addressed and resolved? 4. “There are many institutions which facilitate the capital market process in addition to banks.” Identify these institutions and discuss the role played by them.

It wants to invest in international capital market for three years. 4. Discuss the usefulness of IBRD in facilitating and promoting long-term investment. discuss and justify your answer. Critically review the recent trends in the India’s Balance of Payments and state the causes and effects in the Indian economy. As an international financial manager you are expected to suggest any two portfolio options based on the above criteria. . Make necessary assumption. Critically evaluate the success of STC of India in achieving the objectives for which it was established. Examine the functions and working of the world bank.2. An Indian Company has 6000 crores surplus funds.2 INTERNATIONAL 2 FINANCE 1. 2. 3.

. 2) “Revenue expenditure reduces working capital whereas the charging of depreciation does not. 3) “Stock Exchange is a den of inequity.” – do you agree? 4) Bring out the various ethical issues that are prevailing in the services offered by the Indian Financial Institution.2.3 FINANCIAL ANALYSIS 3 INDUSTRIAL FINANCING AND 1) “Accounting Ratios are mere guides and complete reliance on them in decision making is suicidal” – Elucidate.” Explain.

What are the dangers of misallocation of funds? Explain the organization of funds management and its relationship with other functional area of enterprise? . what are the methods you can use to allocate the funds for different investment proposals? 3. Why leasing as a means of financing has not been effective in India? Explain. When capital is in short supply. 2.4 MANAGEMENT OF 4 FUNDS AND ASSETS 1. “Financial system is a barometer of business conditions” – Discuss.2. 4.

Net Selectivity and Market Timing Ability are two most important skills for attaining profit in the capital market.2. 5 PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT SECURITY AND 1. 4.5 INVESTMENT. websites. They are the companies that are most likely to be paying fixed and receiving floating in an interest rate swap”. financial dailies. 2. Long term investors should give importance to fundamental analysis rather than technical analysis. Justify the statement. . Discuss. broker offices and so on. “Companies with high credit risk are the ones that cannot access fixed rate market directly. How far are these recommendations really helpful to the investors? 3. Recommendations are available in various sources like magazines. Do you think it increases or decreases the risk of a financial institutions swap portfolio? Assume that companies are most likely to default when interest rates are high.

6 STRATEGIC 6 MANAGEMENT 1. 4. What do you understand by competitive advantage? Explain how this is critical towards maintaining the leadership in the market. Compare the competitive strategies adopted by leading telecom companies in India. Use automobile market as an example. . Provide suitable examples from corporate world.2. Which is more successful? Why? 2. Identify a FMCG company successfully diversified into durable products market and a durable manufacturing company failed to diversify in any other category. 3. Compare between “cost leadership” Vs “Product differentiation” strategies. Discuss the reasons.

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