P&G India. Procter and Gamble’s affiliate in India, P&G India, procures much of its toiletries product line from a Japanese company. Because of the shortage of working capital in India, payment terms by Indian importers are typically 180 days or longer. P&G India wishes to hedge an 8.5 million Japanese yen payable. Although options are not available onthe Indian  rupee (Rs), forward rates are available against the yen. Additionally, a common practice in India is for companies like P&G India to work with a currency agent who will, in this case, lock in the current spot exchange rate in exchange for a 4.85% fee. Using the following exchange rate and interest rate data, recommend a hedging strategy.

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