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Syndicated Euro-Credit Sovereign Risk Assessments, Market Efficiency and Contagion Effects

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  • John Doukas

    (Old Dominion University)

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This study investigates the informational efficiency of the syndicated Euro-credit market by analyzing the adjustment of spreads to “news” characterizing the state of sovereign borrowers' creditworthiness. In addition, the potential for an interlinked crisis (contagion effects) between three major borrowing countries is examined. That is, contagion tests are conducted to see how “news” for one borrower affects the spreads charged to the others. The evidence suggests that the Euro-Credit pricing process has been informationally efficient. However, with respect to the contagion effects it was found that noncountry-specific risk factors systematically influence country-specific spreads.© 1989 JIBS. Journal of International Business Studies (1989) 20, 255–267

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  • John Doukas, 1989. "Syndicated Euro-Credit Sovereign Risk Assessments, Market Efficiency and Contagion Effects," Journal of International Business Studies, Palgrave Macmillan;Academy of International Business, vol. 20(2), pages 255-267, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:jintbs:v:20:y:1989:i:2:p:255-267
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    1. Pukthuanthong-Le, Kuntara & Elayan, Fayez A. & Rose, Lawrence C., 2007. "Equity and debt market responses to sovereign credit ratings announcement," Global Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 18(1), pages 47-83.

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