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Volatility dependence across Asia-Pacific onshore and offshore currency forwards markets

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  • Michael Funke

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  • Roberta Colavecchio

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This paper estimates switching autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity (SWARCH) time series models for weekly returns of nine Asian forward exchange rates. We find two regimes with different volatility levels, whereby each regime displays considerable persistence. Our analysis provides evidence that the knock-on effects from China’s currency forwards markets upon other Asian countries have been modest, in that little evidence exists for co-dependence of volatility regimes.

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Paper provided by Hamburg University, Department of Economics in its series Quantitative Macroeconomics Working Papers with number 20903.

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Date of creation: Mar 2009
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Handle: RePEc:ham:qmwops:20903

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Keywords: China; renminbi; Asia; forward exchange rates; non-deliverable forward market; multivariate GARCH models;

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  2. Kannan Thuraisamy & Susan S Sharma & Huson A Ahmed, . "The relationship between Asian equity and commodity futures markets," Financial Econometics Series 2012_07, Deakin University, Faculty of Business and Law, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance.
  3. Balasubramaniam, Vimal & Patnaik, Ila & Shah, Ajay, 2011. "Who cares about the Chinese Yuan?," Working Papers 11/89, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy.
  4. Robert Kappel, 2010. "On the Economics of Regional Powers: Comparing China, India, Brazil, and South Africa," GIGA Working Paper Series 145, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies.

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