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Hedge funds, exchange rates and causality: Evidence from Thailand and Malaysia

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  • Azman-Saini, W.N.W.
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    This article contributes to the debate on hedge funds and exchange rates in Thailand and Malaysia. It examines causal relations using a new Granger non-causality procedure proposed by Toda and Yamamoto (Journal of Econometrics, 66, 225-50, 1995). Monthly observations are utilized over a sample period from January, 1994 to April, 2002. The results show that the funds lead Thai baht for the crisis period. The results also reveal that the funds lead Malaysian ringgit for the pre-crisis period.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 716.

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    Date of creation: Oct 2006
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    Keywords: Hedge Funds; Exchange Rates; Granger Non-Causality; Thailand; Malaysia;

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