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Developing Essential Financial Markets in Smaller Economies
			: Stylized Facts and Policy Options

Developing Essential Financial Markets in Smaller Economies : Stylized Facts and Policy Options »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 December 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067752.084

ISBN: 9781589067752

Keywords: Banking systems, Central bank policy, Financial sector, Small states, Stock markets, foreign exchange, exchange rate, foreign exchange market, equity markets, stock exchange

This paper surveys the foreign exchange markets, money and secondary government security markets, and stock exchanges in 107 smaller economy countries. The underdevelopment of these markets impedes risk transfer, m...

Can Regional Cross-listings Accelerate Stock Market Development? Empirical Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

Can Regional Cross-listings Accelerate Stock Market Development? Empirical Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Can Regional Cross-listings Accelerate Stock Market Development? Empirical Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2008/281

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2008

ISBN: 9781451871395

Keywords: regional approach, events study, stock market, stock market development, stock exchanges, stock exchange,

This study analyzes the impact of regional cross-listing of stocks on the depth of the stock markets in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It analyzes data from 1990 to 2007 for a panel of 13 stock markets in SSA countries,...

The Impact of the Regional Cross-Listing of Stocks on Firm Value in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Impact of the Regional Cross-Listing of Stocks on Firm Value in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: The Impact of the Regional Cross-Listing of Stocks on Firm Value in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2009/99

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Olatundun Janet Adelegan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2009

ISBN: 9781451872460

Keywords: Regional cross-listing, event study, stock market, stock exchange, stock exchanges, capital market,

This paper examines the impact of regional cross-listing on stock prices. The sample consists of sub- Saharan African firms that have cross-listed during the period 1992-2008. Using event study methodology, the stu...

Regional Integration of Stock Exchanges in Eastern and Southern Africa

Regional Integration of Stock Exchanges in Eastern and Southern Africa »

Source: Regional Integration of Stock Exchanges in Eastern and Southern Africa : Progress and Prospects

Volume/Issue: 2005/122

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jacqueline Irving

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9781451861419

Keywords: capital markets development, stock exchange, capital markets, stock exchanges, stock market, capital market, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

This paper assesses whether regional cooperation and integration of stock exchanges in eastern and southern Africa could offer a way of overcoming impediments to the exchanges' development. The paper concludes that...

Understanding the Growth of African Financial Markets

Understanding the Growth of African Financial Markets »

Source: Understanding the Growth of African Financial Markets

Volume/Issue: 2009/182

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mihasonirina Andrianaivo , and Charles Amo Yartey

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2009

ISBN: 9781451873290

Keywords: Political Risk, stock market, stock market development, capital account liberalization, stock market capitalization, Financial Institutions and Services: General, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

This paper examines empirically the determinants of financial market development in Africa with an emphasis on banking systems and stock markets. The results show that income level, creditor rights protection, fina...

Annex I. Stylized Facts: Foreign Exchange Markets

Annex I. Stylized Facts: Foreign Exchange Markets »

Source: Developing Essential Financial Markets in Smaller Economies : Stylized Facts and Policy Options

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 December 2008

ISBN: 9781589067752

Keywords: Banking systems, Central bank policy, Financial sector, Small states, Stock markets, foreign exchange, exchange rate, foreign exchange market, equity markets, stock exchange

This annex assembles stylized facts on foreign exchange markets in smaller economies and reports case studies with a view to providing a basis for the policy discussion in the main...

Annex II. Stylized Facts: Money and Secondary Government Securities Markets

Annex II. Stylized Facts: Money and Secondary Government Securities Markets »

Source: Developing Essential Financial Markets in Smaller Economies : Stylized Facts and Policy Options

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 December 2008

ISBN: 9781589067752

Keywords: Banking systems, Central bank policy, Financial sector, Small states, Stock markets, foreign exchange, exchange rate, foreign exchange market, equity markets, stock exchange

This annex summarizes stylized facts on money and secondary government securities markets in smaller economies. Data on money markets are especially limited, although there is cross...

Annex III. Stylized Facts: Secondary Equity Markets

Annex III. Stylized Facts: Secondary Equity Markets »

Source: Developing Essential Financial Markets in Smaller Economies : Stylized Facts and Policy Options

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 December 2008

ISBN: 9781589067752

Keywords: Banking systems, Central bank policy, Financial sector, Small states, Stock markets, foreign exchange, exchange rate, foreign exchange market, equity markets, stock exchange

This annex summarizes the stylized facts on secondary equity markets in smaller economies. Generally, the empirical and descriptive literature on equity markets in smaller economies...

Annex IV. Case Studies: Regional Integration

Annex IV. Case Studies: Regional Integration »

Source: Developing Essential Financial Markets in Smaller Economies : Stylized Facts and Policy Options

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 December 2008

ISBN: 9781589067752

Keywords: Banking systems, Central bank policy, Financial sector, Small states, Stock markets, foreign exchange, exchange rate, foreign exchange market, equity markets, stock exchange

Market Integration in Europe In Europe, cross-country market access is based on the “single passport” concept. Products and financial intermediaries authorized in one European Union...

I. Introduction

I. Introduction »

Source: Developing Essential Financial Markets in Smaller Economies : Stylized Facts and Policy Options

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 December 2008

ISBN: 9781589067752

Keywords: Banking systems, Central bank policy, Financial sector, Small states, Stock markets, foreign exchange, exchange rate, foreign exchange market, equity markets, stock exchange

This paper assesses the development of essential financial markets in smaller economies and policies to improve them. Money, foreign exchange, government securities, and equity markets are considered here as...