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The Efficiency of Emerging Stock Markets: Empirical Evidence from the South Asian Region

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  • Cooray, Arusha
  • Wickremasinghe, Guneratne

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This paper examines weak form efficiency in the stock markets of India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh; and the linkages between these four markets. The Augmented Dicky Fuller (ADF-1979), the Phillip-Perron (PP-1988), the Dicky-Fuller Generalized Least Square (DF-GLS 1996) and Elliot-Rothenber-Stock (ERS – 1996) tests are used to examine stock market efficiency. Weak form efficiency is supported by the classical unit root tests, however, it is not strongly supported for Bangladesh under the DF-GLS and ERS tests. The cointegration and Granger causality tests indicate a high degree of interdependence between the South Asian stock markets.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 23626.

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Date of creation: 2005
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Developing Areas 41.1(2007): pp. 171-184
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:23626

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Keywords: South Asia; India; Sri Lanka; Pakistan; Bangladesh; unit root tests; stock markets; market efficiency;

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  1. Abdul Haque & Hung-Chun Liu & Fakhar-Un-Nisa, 2011. "Testing the Weak Form Efficiency of Pakistani Stock Market (2000–2010)," International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, Econjournals, vol. 1(4), pages 153-162.
  2. Chaido Dritsaki, 2011. "The Random Walk Hypothesis and Correlation in the Visegrad Countries Emerging Stock Markets," Romanian Economic Journal, Department of International Business and Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, vol. 14(40), pages 25-56, June.

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