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International Investment Restrictions and Closed-End Country Fund Prices


  • Bonser-Neal, Catherine, et al


Some closed-end country funds trade at large premiums relative to their net asset values. This paper examines whether international investment restrictions raise country fund-price-net-asset value ratios by segmenting international capital markets. The authors test whether a relation exists between announcements of changes in investment restrictions and changes in these ratios using weekly data from May 1981 to January 1989. The results provide evidence that some foreign markets are at least partially segmented from the U.S. capital markets. Coauthors are Greggory Brauer, Robert Neal, and Simon Wheatley. Copyright 1990 by American Finance Association.

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  • Bonser-Neal, Catherine, et al, 1990. "International Investment Restrictions and Closed-End Country Fund Prices," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 45(2), pages 523-547, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jfinan:v:45:y:1990:i:2:p:523-47

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