How Did Lowe's Enter India

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MNC Enters India By: Chiquetta Silver International Financial Management Prof. Dent December 2, 2012 Provide a brief summary of the business you chose. Lowe’s was founded in 1946 as a small hardware store and has since grown to the second largest home improvement retailer worldwide. Beginning in North Carolina, Carl Buchanan purchased Wilkesboro Hardware Company from his brother-in-law, where he was part owner. Lowe’s managed to establish a lasting reputation by eliminating the wholesalers and dealing directly with manufacturers. Over its 60 years of business, Lowe’s has expanded all across the country and now operates stores not only in the United States, but also in Mexico and Canada. Although times have changed since Lowe’s first opened its doors in 1946, Lowe’s values have not— the company remains committed to offering high-quality home improvement products at everyday low prices, while delivering superior customer service [ (Lowe's Company Information, 2012) ]. Lowe’s operates more than 1, 745 stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. They employ more than 248,000 people and serve about 15 million customers weekly. The stores stock 15 product categories ranging from appliances and tools, to paint, lumber and nursery products. Inside…show more content…
Consequently, the dollar value of an MNC’s future payables and receivables position in a foreign country can change substantially in response to exchange rate movements. One obvious way in which most MNC’s are exposed to exchange rate risk is through contractual transactions that are invoiced in foreign countries. MNC’s can measure their transaction exposure by determining their future payables and receivables positions in various currencies, along with the volatility levels and correlations of these currencies. From this information, they can assess how their revenue and costs may change in response to various exchange rate scenarios [ (Madura, 2012)

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