Tuscaloosa Co. is a U.S. firm that assembles phones in Argentina and transports the final assembled products to the parent, which sells them in the U.S..

Tuscaloosa Co. is a U.S. firm that assembles phones in Argentina and transports the final assembled products to the parent, which sells them in the U.S.. The assembled products are invoiced in dollars. The Argentine subsidiary obtains some material from China, and the Chinese exporter is willing to accept Argentine pesos as payment for these exported materials. The Argentine subsidiary pays its employees in the local currency (pesos), and finances its operations with loans from an Argentine bank (in pesos). Tuscaloosa Co. has no other international business. If the Argentine peso depreciates against the dollar over time, will that have a favorable, unfavorable, or neutral effect on Tuscaloosa Co.? Briefly explain.

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