Impact of IMF-related news on capital markets: Further evidence from bond spreads in Indonesia and Korea
The IMF's effects on private capital markets have attracted increasing attention in the literature. This paper examines whether IMF-related news during the Asian crisis contains information regarding the changes in sovereign bond spreads of Indonesia and Korea. Our results indicate that other countries' IMF-related news increases these countries' bond spreads. Both in Indonesia and Korea, the countries' own news associated with program negotiations and approval decreases bond spreads. With respect to the interpretations of the impact of IMF news on private capital markets, we show that the current interpretations vary and identify this issue as an important future research agenda.
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Volume (Year): 18 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
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