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Stock Market Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

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  • Charles Komla Adjasi
  • Charles Amo Yartey
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    This paper examines the economic importance of stock markets in Africa. It discusses policy options for promoting the development of the stock market in Africa. The results of the paper show that the stock markets have contributed to the financing of the growth of large corporations in certain African countries. An econometric investigation of the impact of stock markets on growth in selected African countries, however, finds inconclusive evidence even though stock market value traded seem to be positively and significantly associated with growth. African stock exchanges now face the challenge of integration and need better technical and institutional development to address the problem of low liquidity. Preconditions for successful regional approaches include the harmonization of legislations such as bankruptcy and accounting laws and a liberalized trade regime. Robust electronic trading systems and central depository systems will be important. Further domestic financial liberalization such as steps to improve the legal and accounting framework, private sector credit evaluation capabilities, and public sector regulatory oversight would also be beneficial.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 07/209.

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    Length: 33
    Date of creation: 01 Aug 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:07/209

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    Keywords: Stock markets; Economic growth; Corporate sector; Financial assets; stock market; stock exchange; stock market development; stock exchanges; capital markets; capital flows; equity finance; stock market integration; financial markets; stock market liquidity; external equity; capital account liberalization; financial liberalization; capitalization ratio; financial system; securities exchange; bourse; capital formation; portfolio investment; securities markets; equity investment; equity financing; financial economics; bond; equity markets; financial systems; domestic financial liberalization; international finance; stock prices; financial innovation; world stock markets; stock price; financial market; securities laws; international financial statistics; financial structures; international finance corporation; capital markets development; capital market; financial intermediaries; capital account restrictions; stock market capitalization; consumer price index; equity finances; discounting; emerging stock markets; investor confidence; cash flows; bonds; subsidiaries; short term debt; international financial architecture; stock market prices; stock market liberalizations; capital accounts; liberalization of capital; efficient capital markets; stock returns; future cash flows; domestic financial system; asian stock exchanges; gross capital formation; liberalization of capital accounts; international standards;

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    1. Adam, Anokye M. & Tweneboah, George, 2008. "Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Stock market Development: Ghana Evidence," MPRA Paper 11261, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Simplice A., Asongu, 2011. "Globalization, financial allocation efficiency and regional economic dynamics: asymmetric panel evidence from Africa," MPRA Paper 33901, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. SAIBU, Olufemi Muibi, 2012. "An analysis of causal nexus between foreign direct investment, exchange rate and financial market development in Nigeria (1970 to 2009)," MPRA Paper 42429, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Boopendra Seetanah & Ushad Subadar & Raja Vinesh Sannassee & Matthew Lamport & Vashisht Ajageer, 2012. "Stock market development and economic growth: Evidence from least developed countries," Competence Centre on Money, Trade, Finance and Development 1205, Hochschule fuer Technik und Wirtschaft, Berlin.
    5. Afego, Pyemo, 2011. "Stock Price Response to Earnings Announcements: Evidence from the Nigerian Stock Market," MPRA Paper 33931, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 16 May 2011.
    6. David G. McMillan & Pako Thupayagale, 2009. "The efficiency of African equity markets," Studies in Economics and Finance, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 26(4), pages 275-292, October.
    7. Cabrillac, B. & Rocher, E., 2009. "Government debt markets in African developing countries: recent developments and main challenges," Quarterly selection of articles - Bulletin de la Banque de France, Banque de France, issue 15, pages 5-25, Autumn.
    8. Adam, Anokye M. & Tweneboah, George, 2008. "Foreign Direct Investment and Stock market Development: Ghana’s Evidence," MPRA Paper 11985, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2008.
    9. Lagoarde-Segot, Thomas, 2009. "Financial reforms and time-varying microstructures in emerging equity markets," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 33(10), pages 1755-1769, October.

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