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Bank Rating Changes and Bank Stock Returns-Puzzling Evidence from the Emerging Markets

Bank Rating Changes and Bank Stock Returns-Puzzling Evidence from the Emerging Markets »

Source: Bank Rating Changes and Bank Stock Returns-Puzzling Evidence from the Emerging Markets

Volume/Issue: 1999/151

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anthony Richards , and David Deddouche

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1999

ISBN: 9781451857016

Keywords: Event Study, Rating Changes, Bank Stock Prices, bond, stock prices, stock market, bank stocks, stock returns

This paper examines the performance of emerging market bank stocks around the time of rating changes by major international agencies. The data suggest that downgrades on average have followed periods of negative cu...

Emerging Equity Markets

Emerging Equity Markets »

Source: Emerging Equity Markets : Growth, Benefits, and Policy Concerns

Volume/Issue: 1994/7

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Manmohan Kumar , and Robert Feldman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1994

ISBN: 9781451971217

Keywords: Monetary policy, equity markets, stock market, capital inflows, equity prices, stock markets

Since the mid-1980s, there has been a very substantial increase in stock market activity in many developing countries. This paper first examines the main characteristics of the emerging stock markets, and illustrat...

Exchange Rate Fluctuations and International Portfolio Rebalancing in Thailand1

Exchange Rate Fluctuations and International Portfolio Rebalancing in Thailand1 »

Source: Exchange Rate Fluctuations and International Portfolio Rebalancing in Thailand

Volume/Issue: 2012/214

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jacob Gyntelberg , Subhanij Tientip , and Mico Loretan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2012

ISBN: 9781475505641

Keywords: Foreign exchange market, equity market, portfolio rebalancing, stock market, exchange rate, foreign exchange, financial institutions,

We present empirical evidence that the Thai baht's value is driven in part by investors' cross-border equity portfolio rebalancing decisions. Our results are based on comprehensive datasets of FX and stock market t...

Private Information, Capital Flows, and Exchange Rates1

Private Information, Capital Flows, and Exchange Rates1 »

Source: Private Information, Capital Flows, and Exchange Rates

Volume/Issue: 2012/213

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jacob Gyntelberg , Subhanij Tientip , and Mico Loretan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2012

ISBN: 9781475505634

Keywords: Order flow, private information, exchange rate models, market microstructure, bond, bond market, stock market, bonds,

We demonstrate empirically that not all capital flows influence exchange rates equally: Capital flows induced by foreign investors' stock market transactions have both an economically significant and a permanent im...

The Quality Effect

The Quality Effect »

Source: The Quality Effect : Does Financial Liberalization Improve the Allocation of Capital?

Volume/Issue: 2004/112

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Abdul Abiad , Nienke Oomes , and Kenichi Ueda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2004

ISBN: 9781451853636

Keywords: Tobin&;amp;#x2019;s Q, financial liberalization, allocative efficiency, inequality, stock market, financial deepening, stock market turnover, stock market capitalization, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation,

The study documents evidence of a "quality effect" of financial liberalization on allocative efficiency, which is measured by the dispersion in Tobin's Q across firms. Based on a simple model, the authors predict t...

Price Volatility and Financial Instability

Price Volatility and Financial Instability »

Source: Price Volatility and Financial Instability

Volume/Issue: 2001/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gene Leon , and Rupert Worrell

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2001

ISBN: 9781451848052

Keywords: volatility, financial instability, GARCH models, exchange rate, stock market, stock prices, stock price, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

Statistical measures of the volatility of exchange rates, interest rates, and stock prices are estimated for a number of countries. Periods of high volatility are identified and compared with periods of financial d...

What Drives Contagion

What Drives Contagion »

Source: What Drives Contagion : Trade Neighborhood, or Financial Links?

Volume/Issue: 2001/29

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rodrigo Valdes , and Leonardo Hernández

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2001

ISBN: 9781451844801

Keywords: Contagion, Bond Spreads, Stock Market, Crisis Transmission, bond, sovereign bond, International Finance: General,

This paper presents evidence on the relative importance of alternative contagion channels during the Thai, Russian, and Brazilian crises. Results show that when crises are measured by changes in sovereign bond spre...

A Panic-Prone Pack? the Behavior of Emerging Market Mutual Funds

A Panic-Prone Pack? the Behavior of Emerging Market Mutual Funds »

Source: A Panic-Prone Pack? the Behavior of Emerging Market Mutual Funds

Volume/Issue: 2000/198

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): R. Gelos , and Eduardo Borensztein

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2000

ISBN: 9781451860054

Keywords: Mutual funds, contagion, foreign portfolio investment, herding, financial crises, investors, international investors, stock market

This paper explores the behavior of emerging market mutual funds using a novel database covering the holdings of individual funds over the period January 1996 to March 1999. An examination of individual crises show...

When in Peril, Retrench

When in Peril, Retrench »

Source: When in Peril, Retrench : Testing the Portfolio Channel of Contagion

Volume/Issue: 2004/131

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2004

ISBN: 9781451855319

Keywords: Contagion, risk aversion, portfolio choice, investors, stock market, mutual funds, international investors, International Finance: General, portforlio choice,

One plausible mechanism through which financial market shocks may propagate across countries is through the effect of past gains and losses on investors' risk aversion. We first present a simple model on how hetero...

International Capital Crunches

International Capital Crunches »

Source: International Capital Crunches : The Time-Varying Role of Informational Asymmetries

Volume/Issue: 2002/43

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ashoka Mody , and Mark Taylor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2002

ISBN: 9781451846331

Keywords: disequilibrium, rationing, asymmetric information, international capital, international capital flows, capital crunch, stock market, International Lending and Debt Problems, Rationining,

We examine the determinants of capital flows to four developing countries during the 1990s using an explicitly disequilibrium econometric framework in which the supply and demand for capital are not necessarily equ...