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An analysis of the relationship between international bond markets

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  • Andrew Clare
  • Ilias Lekkos
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    It is frequently suggested that the globalisation of financial markets has been responsible for reducing the scope for independent monetary policy action by strengthening the relationship between national fixed income markets. An associated concern is that the linkages between these markets become stronger in times of financial market stress. This paper reports a decomposition of the relationship between the government bond markets of Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. It is found that the yield curves for each of these markets are influenced by international factors. Furthermore the impact of these increases significantly during times of financial stress. It is also found that while the total covariation between these markets is relatively stable, components of the covariance can vary substantially over time.

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    Paper provided by Bank of England in its series Bank of England working papers with number 123.

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    1. Brian M Lucey & Suk-Joong Kim & Eliza Wu, 2005. "Dynamics of Bond Market Integration between Existing And Accession EU Countries," The Institute for International Integration Studies Discussion Paper Series iiisdp025, IIIS.
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    3. Steeley, James M., 2006. "Volatility transmission between stock and bond markets," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Elsevier, vol. 16(1), pages 71-86, February.
    4. Christiansen, Charlotte, 2003. "Volatility-Spillover E ffects in European Bond Markets," Finance Working Papers 03-8, University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Business Studies.

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