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Interview Question

Strategy and Business Development (SBD) Analyst Interview Singapore (Singapore)

You are give $500M and need to figure out a plan for

  exporting coal from Indonesia to China. What is your plan? How do you spend the money?

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1. Why the need to export coal from Indonesia to china?
2. Are we the exporting party as part of a business sale or are we exporting the coal for our operations in China?
3. In each case the approach road will be different. If its part of business to export coal then:
a. Find what are the govt regulations w r t exporting coal from indonesia and importing coal into china
b. Then what are the tax incidences going to be like in the country of origin and country of delivery
c. Find the sources of coal and probable customers in China
d. Logistical requirements like shipping of coal, road transport, haz/flammable cargo certification etc.
e. Costs involved in procuring raw material, transportation and delivery
f. Profit margin to be kept for the sale (aligned with global or regional trends and a premium of Cargill brand if needed).

Dipti on Apr 19, 2013

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