Trade deficit / trade surplus) & (currency strength, fluctuations, hedging)

Each exam will have one question (your choice of two) about:

1. Trade deficit / trade surplus

2. Currency strength, fluctuations, hedging

You should understand the concepts and how they work in international business, you should be able to apply the concepts to discussion of your groupas two countries (Syria & Australia), and you should be able to discuss how a Kuwaiti company could operate in your two countries, focusing on issues related to these topics.

You should be using at least the following three sources:

World Economic Forum, The Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014.

World Trade Organization, International Trade Statistics 2013

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, World Investment Report 2013

Note that data from these 3 sources is necessary, but often not sufficient, to have a good discussion about aspects of your countries. You should also research on your two countries regarding issues discussed in the book chapters, especially if the topic is listed here. a?