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Return and volatility spillovers among CIVETS stock markets

  • Korkmaz, Turhan
  • Çevik, Emrah İ.
  • Atukeren, Erdal

Coined in 2009, the CIVETS refers to Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey, and South Africa as a new group of frontier emerging markets with young and growing populations and dynamic economies. We provide a first look into the return and volatility spillovers between the CIVETS countries by employing causality-in-mean and causality-in-variance tests. The empirical results indicate that the contemporaneous spillover effects are generally low. Nevertheless, CIVETS stock markets may exhibit higher degrees of co-movements at times. The structure of the causal relationships further suggests the presence of intra-regional and inter-regional return and volatility interdependence effects.

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Volume (Year): 13 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 230-252

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