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Information Flows between the U.S. and China Commodity Futures Trading

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  • Fung, Hung-Gay
  • Leung, Wai K
  • Xu, Xiaoqing Eleanor
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    Using a bivariate GARCH model, we examine patterns of information flows for three commodity futures traded in both the developed U.S. market and the emerging China market (copper, soybeans and wheat). For copper and soybeans, the two commodities that are subject to less government regulation and fewer import restrictions in China, we find that the U.S. futures market plays a dominant role in transmitting information to the Chinese market, a result that confirms the importance of the U.S. role as a leader in the global financial market. For the heavily regulated and subsidized wheat commodity, our empirical results indicate that the U.S.-China futures markets are highly segmented in pricing, although information transmission via volatility spillover across markets is present. Copyright 2003 by Kluwer Academic Publishers

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.

    Volume (Year): 21 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 3 (November)
    Pages: 267-85

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:rqfnac:v:21:y:2003:i:3:p:267-85

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    1. Chan, Kam C. & Fung, Hung-Gay & Thapa, Samanta, 2007. "China financial research: A review and synthesis," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 16(3), pages 416-428.
    2. Fung, Hung-Gay & Tse, Yiuman & Yau, Jot & Zhao, Lin, 2013. "A leader of the world commodity futures markets in the making? The case of China's commodity futures," International Review of Financial Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 27(C), pages 103-114.
    3. Xu, Xiaoqing Eleanor & Fung, Hung-Gay, 2005. "Cross-market linkages between U.S. and Japanese precious metals futures trading," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 15(2), pages 107-124, April.

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