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# Asiatic Express is a US firm and is considering starting a project in Malaysia. The project...

Asiatic Express is a US firm and is considering starting a project in Malaysia. The project would end in 4 years. The expected (required) rate of return is 20%. It requires an initial investment of \$100,000 Malaysian dollars and the following yearly cashflows (all in Malaysian dollars) are:

\$30,000 in year 1,

\$50,000 in year 2,

\$70,000 in year 3,

\$90,000 in year 4.

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What is the cash flow to the parent in US dollars for year 1, year 2, and year 3? (3 points)

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What is the cumulated NPV at the end of year 3? (4 points) (use 2 decimal places for answers where required, remember to convert all in US dollars)

1.

Assuming a constant exchange rate of 0.23,

The cashflows in year 1 = 30,000×0.23 = USD 7036.48

Year 2 = 50,000×0.23 = USD 11,727.46

Year 3 = 70,000×0.23 = USD 16,418.44

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Cumulative NPV at the end of 3 years = CF1/(1+i) + CF2/(1+i)² + CF3/(1+i)³ - Initial cost

i = 20% = 0.2. So 1+i = 1.2

Initial cost = \$100,000 Malaysian Dollars

Cumulative NPV = 30000/1.2 + 50000/1.2² + 70000/1.2³ - 100,000

= \$231.48 Malaysian dollars

= 231.48×0.23 = USD 53.24

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