Basic Elements Of Country Risk Analysis
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Basic Elements Of Country Risk Analysis
In the 1960 the South Korean economy was estimated to be smaller than that of Nigeria. The assignment requires you to compare the development of the two economies since 1960 and explain the basic elements of country risk analysis in terms of the economic, financial, political and social risks for South Korea and Nigeria.
- Executive Summary
The report should start with an executive summary of no more than 600 words that identifies the key risks faced by investors in the each country. This should be agreed by the group.
The executive summary should identify the key risks faced in investing in each country and must have a clear conclusion as to which country’s sovereign bonds the group would invest in and why..
The student responsible for the executive summary will also be responsible for editing the report. This is to avoid repetition and inconsistency.
(600 words plus currency charts)
- GDP Growth
Students should analyse the country’s growth potential in terms of the formula for GDP. The student should work on the four constituents of GDP.
Y = C+I+G+(X-M)
In this section: Students should obtain historical data, where available, and make projections for each constituent. The focus should be on the ability to grow domestic consumption; attract domestic / foreign investment; government spending (on infrastructure, healthcare and education); the net trade balance and each country’s ability to fund these activities through taxes. (500 words each)
A country’s currency is an indicator of a country’s economic health. The student should plot the graph of the South Korean Won against the US dollar and the Nigerian Naira against the US dollar over a 25 year period.
The student should refer to any impact from currency movements on each GDP component.
For part 3: The student should look at:
- Country Risks
Students should consider the distribution of wealth, (GINI Co-efficient) and other development indicators, for each country.
Discuss the political risks associated with the chosen country, looking at. Internal conflicts and external conflicts.
Discuss the country’s ability to pay back its debt obligations, based on current sovereign debt levels and future obligations and on expected currency movements. Students should look at Budget deficits / surpluses.
(600 words each – 3 students)
Students should ensure that their reports use the most current data available and refer to recent news items as they relate to the assignment. Students will also receive credit for the use of relevant data, presented graphically or in tables.
As an example; the student looking at the net trade balance should obtain a 10 year history of the country’s balance of trade and present it in a table or graph. Identify the key exports and key imports of the country and discuss the outlook for these key industries. Explain any large swings (typical causes are currency movements and/or product prices).
- You should present your models in a helpful and clear way.
Submission deadline: Friday, April 13, 2018
Maximum word limit: 5000 words
Coursework Assessment Criteria
In preparing your coursework, you should be aware that you will be assessed by reference to the extent to which your answers meet the following criteria: Identification and application of knowledge to the question asked Capacity to find data from online resources Ability to apply theories related to the questions asked Presentation of work in a clear and coherent way Evidence of reading and research Clear and accurate expression
QUALITY OF RESPONSE NO RESPONSE POOR / UNSATISFACTORY SATISFACTORY GOOD EXCELLENT Content (worth a maximum of 50% of the total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 20 points out of 50: The essay illustrates poor understanding of the relevant material by failing to address or incorrectly addressing the relevant content; failing to identify or inaccurately explaining/defining key concepts/ideas; ignoring or incorrectly explaining key points/claims and the reasoning behind them; and/or incorrectly or inappropriately using terminology; and elements of the response are lacking. 30 points out of 50: The essay illustrates a rudimentary understanding of the relevant material by mentioning but not full explaining the relevant content; identifying some of the key concepts/ideas though failing to fully or accurately explain many of them; using terminology, though sometimes inaccurately or inappropriately; and/or incorporating some key claims/points but failing to explain the reasoning behind them or doing so inaccurately. Elements of the required response may also be lacking. 40 points out of 50: The essay illustrates solid understanding of the relevant material by correctly addressing most of the relevant content; identifying and explaining most of the key concepts/ideas; using correct terminology; explaining the reasoning behind most of the key points/claims; and/or where necessary or useful, substantiating some points with accurate examples. The answer is complete. 50 points: The essay illustrates exemplary understanding of the relevant material by thoroughly and correctly addressing the relevant content; identifying and explaining all of the key concepts/ideas; using correct terminology explaining the reasoning behind key points/claims and substantiating, as necessary/useful, points with several accurate and illuminating examples. No aspects of the required answer are missing. Use of Sources (worth a maximum of 20% of the total points). Zero points: Student failed to include citations and/or references. Or the student failed to submit a final paper. 5 out 20 points: Sources are seldom cited to support statements and/or format of citations are not recognizable as APA 6th Edition format. There are major errors in the formation of the references and citations. And/or there is a major reliance on highly questionable. The Student fails to provide an adequate synthesis of research collected for the paper. 10 out 20 points: References to scholarly sources are occasionally given; many statements seem unsubstantiated. Frequent errors in APA 6th Edition format, leaving the reader confused about the source of the information. There are significant errors of the formation in the references and citations. And/or there is a significant use of highly questionable sources. 15 out 20 points: Credible Scholarly sources are used effectively support claims and are, for the most part, clear and fairly represented. APA 6th Edition is used with only a few minor errors. There are minor errors in reference and/or citations. And/or there is some use of questionable sources. 20 points: Credible scholarly sources are used to give compelling evidence to support claims and are clearly and fairly represented. APA 6th Edition format is used accurately and consistently. The student uses above the maximum required references in the development of the assignment. Grammar (worth maximum of 20% of total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 5 points out of 20: The paper does not communicate ideas/points clearly due to inappropriate use of terminology and vague language; thoughts and sentences are disjointed or incomprehensible; organization lacking; and/or numerous grammatical, spelling/punctuation errors 10 points out 20: The paper is often unclear and difficult to follow due to some inappropriate terminology and/or vague language; ideas may be fragmented, wandering and/or repetitive; poor organization; and/or some grammatical, spelling, punctuation errors 15 points out of 20: The paper is mostly clear as a result of appropriate use of terminology and minimal vagueness; no tangents and no repetition; fairly good organization; almost perfect grammar, spelling, punctuation, and word usage. 20 points: The paper is clear, concise, and a pleasure to read as a result of appropriate and precise use of terminology; total coherence of thoughts and presentation and logical organization; and the essay is error free. Structure of the Paper (worth 10% of total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 3 points out of 10: Student needs to develop better formatting skills. The paper omits significant structural elements required for and APA 6th edition paper. Formatting of the paper has major flaws. The paper does not conform to APA 6th edition requirements whatsoever. 5 points out of 10: Appearance of final paper demonstrates the student’s limited ability to format the paper. There are significant errors in formatting and/or the total omission of major components of an APA 6th edition paper. They can include the omission of the cover page, abstract, and page numbers. Additionally the page has major formatting issues with spacing or paragraph formation. Font size might not conform to size requirements. The student also significantly writes too large or too short of and paper 7 points out of 10: Research paper presents an above-average use of formatting skills. The paper has slight errors within the paper. This can include small errors or omissions with the cover page, abstract, page number, and headers. There could be also slight formatting issues with the document spacing or the font Additionally the paper might slightly exceed or undershoot the specific number of required written pages for the assignment. 10 points: Student provides a high-caliber, formatted paper. This includes an APA 6th edition cover page, abstract, page number, headers and is double spaced in 12’ Times Roman Font. Additionally, the paper conforms to the specific number of required written pages and neither goes over or under the specified length of the paper.
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