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The delay of stock price adjustment to information: A country-level analysis

  • Kian-ping Lim

    ()

    (Labuan School of International Business and Finance, Universiti Malaysia Sabah)

  • Chee-wooi Hooy

    ()

    (School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia)

This study measures the speed with which the aggregate stock market in 49 countries responds to global market-wide public information. Our empirical results show that there are wide variations in the aggregate price delay values over time and across countries. Subsequent panel analysis confirms previous firm-level evidence that market size, trading volume, short sales restrictions and the degree of investability are significant determinants of price delay even at the country level.

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Volume (Year): 30 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 1609-1616

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