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The debt finance will be provided by an immediate €6.5 million loan notes issue. The interest rate on the loan issue is 8% per year with annual interest being payable in 2 installments in euros on a 6monthly basis of €260000. What should Gn do in dollar now to correctly set up a money market hedge on payment of interest expected in 6month time.
The spot rate is €1.3050-€1.3112
Why do we use 1.3050 as spot rate and not the other rate???
You have not typed up the full question.
I assume that that company in question is in the US?
Also is the spot rate quoted as $/€ or as €/$?
If it is a past exam question or a question in the BPP Revision Kit, then tell me which question.
Sir its actually in the pre mock june 22. The home currency is $. The spot rate is Euro to $1. The spot exchange rate €1.3050-€1.3112
To pay the interest they need to buy €’s. Given that the exchange rate is quoted as €/$ then buying €’s means that we use the lower rate. (Using the higher rate would result in a lower payment which cannot ever be the case as I explain in my lectures.)