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Japan premium and stock prices: two mirrors of Japanese banking crises

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  • Takatoshi Ito

    (Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo, Japan)

  • Kimie Harada

    (Graduate School of International Accounting, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan)

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This paper investigates how financial weakness among Japanese banks in the second half of the 1990s was reflected in pricing in the financial markets. Two indicators, the Japan premium (JP) and the stock price spread (SP)-deviation between the bank stock index (BINDEX) and stock price index excluding banks (NINDEX)-were examined. The structural change occurring in the relationship between BINDEX and NINDEX is much earlier than the crisis of November 1997. The Granger causality tests reveal that concerns on profitability and solvency reflected in stock prices affect foreign banks' worry over dollar liquidity positions of the Japanese banks. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Takatoshi Ito & Kimie Harada, 2005. "Japan premium and stock prices: two mirrors of Japanese banking crises," International Journal of Finance & Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 10(3), pages 195-211.
  • Handle: RePEc:ijf:ijfiec:v:10:y:2005:i:3:p:195-211
    DOI: 10.1002/ijfe.259
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    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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