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Volatility Spillovers Between Stock Returns and Exchange Rate Changes: International Evidence

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  • Angelos Kanas

    (Department of Economics, University of Crete, Greece)

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We investigate interdependencies between stock returns and exchange rate changes for six industrialised countries, namely the US, the UK, Japan, Germany, France and Canada, by testing for volatility spillovers using a bivariate EGARCH model. Volatility spillovers from stock returns to exchange rate changes are found for all countries except Germany. These spillovers are symmetric in nature. No evidence is found of volatility spillovers from exchange rate changes to stock returns for any country. Spillovers from stock returns to exchange rate changes have increased since October 1987. This finding is consistent with the notion that international financial markets have become increasingly integrated. Copyright Blackwell Publishers Ltd 2000.

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  • Angelos Kanas, 2000. "Volatility Spillovers Between Stock Returns and Exchange Rate Changes: International Evidence," Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 27(3&4), pages 447-467.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jbfnac:v:27:y:2000-05:i:3&4:p:447-467
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