Compute the Domestic Country Beta of Telmex as Well as Its World Beta. What Do These Betas Measure?

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Answer problems 1-3 based on the stock market data given by the following table. Correlation Coefficients Telmex Telmex Mexico World 1.00 Mexico .90 1.00 World 0.60 0.75 1.00 SD(%) 18 15 10

R (%)
? 14 12

The above table provides the correlations among Telmex, a telephone/communication company located in Mexico, the Mexico stock market index, and the world market index, together with the standard deviations (SD) of returns and the expected returns ( R ). The risk-free rate is 5%.

1. Compute the domestic country beta of Telmex as well as its world beta. What do these betas measure? 2. Suppose the Mexican stock market is segmented from the rest of the world. Using the CAPM paradigm, estimate the equity cost of capital of
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