Question: Why might a company be interested in investing in an operation in a foreign country (foreign direct investment)?
Exercise: The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) provides a list of non-US companies listed on the exchange on its web site (www.nyse.com). (hint: search the web for “NYSE List of Non-U.S. Listed Issuers.”)
Determine the number of foreign companies listed on the NYS and the number of countries they represent.
Determine the five countries with the largest number of foreign companies listed on the NYSE.
Speculate as to why non-U.S. companies have gone to the effort to have their shares listed on the NYSE.
While doing this homework exercise keep in mind that your next assignment is to select an MNC that you will be researching throughout the semester. I recommend that you find an organization that you have a personal interest in and one that you would enjoy researching.
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