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Summarizes the characteristics of financial markets in developing countries, posing eight questions about them. Defines developing countries, and pinpoints those with stock markets, principally those with a good risk index score and a comparatively high growth rate as well as higher income...
Surveys African stock markets to find out if they are as efficient as developed markets, and follow the same “turn‐of‐the‐year” pattern as other markets. Compares Ghana, Zimbabwe and Nigeria, and focuses on the period between 1985 and 1995. Describes the environment of each, and computes monthly...
Reports concerns that the lifting of restrictions on portfolio investment by foreigners would lead to overheating or excessive volatility in the capital markets of developing countries. Describes the abrupt lifting of restrictions on the Karachi Stock Exchange in Pakistan, given six notable...
Investigates whether the Bombay Stock Exchange behaves like an efficient market, or whether it displays a typical seasonal pattern. Takes mean daily returns between 1979 and 1990 to discover by regression that there is a December effect. Considers whether this is because of holidays, broker...
Considers the methods whereby income is likely to grow in developing countries, given imperfect information and the need for credit for investment. Looks at the link between financial intermediation and economic growth for nine countries between 1969 and 1992, using a financial intermediation...
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