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To: dewan360onik@yahoo.com
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Subject: math
Unilever

About Unilever:

n Unilever is a Multinational Corporation


n One of the largest consumer goods companies in the world
n Global, regional and local brands
n 223 000 employees world-wide
n Brands on sale in 151 countries
n 2/3 of 40.4 $ billion turnover from developed world, 1/3 from developing and e
merging markets
n Consumers choose our products 150 million times every day
n $ 65.3 million spent on community projects in 2010 (1.7% pre-tax profits)
n In 2009 Unilever s total revenue was 4,730,813,195$ and in 2010 it was 6,915,104
,121$.

Multinational Corporations:

A multinational corporation is an organization that manufactures & markets produ


cts in many different countries. It has multinational stock ownership &
multinational large management. Multinational corporations are typically extreme
ly large corporations but not all large firms involved in global business
are multinationals. Only firms that have manufacturing capacity or some other ph
ysical in different nations can truly be called multinational. Multinationals
businesses offer a great career opportunity in global business. There are also e
xcellent training grounds for entrepreneurs who want to build their own
global business.
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Advantages of multinationals:

Multinational Corporations have several advantages over firms that have a domest
ic orientation. The MNS can take advantages of business opportunities in many
different countries. It can also raise money for its operations through out of t
he world. Moreover its benefits by being able to establish production
facilities in countries where its products can be make most co-effectively & eff
iciently. Companies with world wide operations something have better access
to natural resources & materials that may not be available for domestics firms.

Challenges for multinationals:

The advantages of multinationals operations must be weighted against challenges


& risk associated with operating with foreign environments. With the help of
multinationals countries have become aware of the value of their natural resourc
es and also they have become more skilled in international negotiations.
Finally, MNS must maintain good relations with the host country, a task that may
prove difficult in some countries because their government frequently
changes & corporations must deal with and adapt to these changes.
The company:

n 150 million times a day, someone somewhere chooses a Unilever product


n Two key strengths: strong roots in local markets, world class business experti
se applied internationally to serve consumers everywhere
n Focusing on performance and productivity

History:

n Unilever was created in 1930: Lever Brothers+ Margarine Unie


n In the thirties Unilever introduced improved technology to the business
n Parent companies: Unilever NV, Unilever PLC
n Corporate centres: London, Rotterdam

Mission:

Unilever s mission is to add vitality to life. We meet everyday needs for nutritio
n, hygiene, and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look
good and get more out of life.
The purpose:

n To meet the everyday needs of people everywhere


n To improve the quality of life with their products
n To serve consumers in a unique and effective way

Problem:

How many months will it take at 29 percent interest for 4,730,813,195 to grow to
an amount of 6,915,104,121?

Sollution:

Given,
Present value (P) = 4,730,813,195
Future value (F) = 6,915,104,121
Interest rate (i) = 29%
= .29

We know, Future Value


Present value(P)=
1+Interst rate × years

ð P =
1+in
4,730,813,195
ð 6,915,104,121=
1+.29×n

ð 4,730,813,195 (1+.29×n) = 6,915,104,121

6,915,104,121

ð 1+.29×n =
4,730,813,195

ð 1+.29×n = 1.46
ð .29n = 1.46 -1
ð .29n = .46
ð n = 1.5 years
ð n = 1.5 years × 12 months
ð n = 18 months

So it will take 18 months for 4,730,813,195 to grow to an amount of 6,915,104,12


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