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Information flows during the Asian crisis: evidence from closed-end funds

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  • Benjamin H Cohen

    (Bank for International Settlements)

  • Eli M Remolona

    (Bank for International Settlements)

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We test for the direction of information flow between US and Asian equity markets by comparing prices in Asian equity markets with prices of US-based closed-end funds that invest in those markets. Exploiting the fact that trading hours in the two regions do not overlap, we find that the day-to-day influence of local-market returns on the corresponding fund returns abroad was stronger before the crisis, while effects in the opposite direction rose somewhat during the crisis. This suggests that US market sentiment assumed a relatively more important role in driving Asian market developments during the crisis, while US investors were relatively less influenced by the views of Asian investors.

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    1. Jacob Gyntelberg & Alicia Garcia Herrero & Andrea Tesei, 2008. "The Asian crisis: what did local stock markets expect?," BIS Working Papers 261, Bank for International Settlements.
    2. Jon Wongswan, 2003. "Transmission of information across international equity markets," International Finance Discussion Papers 759, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
    3. Chan, Justin S.P. & Jain, Ravi & Xia, Yihong, 2008. "Market segmentation, liquidity spillover, and closed-end country fund discounts," Journal of Financial Markets, Elsevier, vol. 11(4), pages 377-399, November.
    4. Chayawadee Chai-Anant & Corinna Ho, 2008. "Understanding Asian equity flows, market returns and exchange rates," BIS Working Papers 245, Bank for International Settlements.
    5. Gaston Gelos, 2011. "International Mutual Funds, Capital Flow Volatility, and Contagion-A Survey," IMF Working Papers 11/92, International Monetary Fund.

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