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Is the European Capital Market Ready for the Single Currency?

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  • Michael Bowe

    (Manchester School of Management, UMIST)

  • Nikolaos Mylonidis

    (Manchester School of Management, UMIST)

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This paper defines, and investigates the extent of, capital market integration in the European Ecu government bond market sector utilising Johansen's (1992) multivariate analysis. Evidence suggests the yield system is driven by a unique common trend, although we reject the zero-sum restriction on the cointegrating vector. The former finding is consistent with our definition of full Ecu capital market integration, the latter is not, although it is explainable by failure of the expectations hypothesis. Our results support market utilisation of the extant Ecu yield curve as the initial benchmark for pricing euro-denominated debt securities following stage III EMU. Copyright Blackwell Publishers Ltd 1999.

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  • Michael Bowe & Nikolaos Mylonidis, 1999. "Is the European Capital Market Ready for the Single Currency?," Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 26(1-2), pages 1-32.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jbfnac:v:26:y:1999-01:i:1-2:p:1-32
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