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Integration of Financial Markets: A Study of Egypt and Palestine Stock Markets


  • Abdul Razak Abdul Hadi
  • Shadi Hamad
  • Eddy Yap Tat Hiung


The objective of this study is to determine the existence of equilibrium and dynamic relations between Egyptian Stock Exchange (EGX) and Palestine Stock Exchange (PEX). Utilising the framework of international trade theories, this paper employs the Engle-Granger Co-integration (1987) procedure as an estimation model on monthly time series data from February 1998 to April 2012. Results indicate that there is a significant equilibrium nexus between EGX and PEX but no empirical evidence was found on the existence of dynamic relations between them via Granger Causality tests. However, analysis of dynamic interactions of the post-sample period by means of Impulse-Response Functions and Variance Decomposition indicate sensitivity in EGX towards changes in PEX.

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  • Abdul Razak Abdul Hadi & Shadi Hamad & Eddy Yap Tat Hiung, 2017. "Integration of Financial Markets: A Study of Egypt and Palestine Stock Markets," Applied Finance and Accounting, Redfame publishing, vol. 3(1), pages 1-10, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:rfa:afajnl:v:3:y:2017:i:1:p:1-10

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    PEX; EGX; co-integration procedure; granger causality; stock market;

    JEL classification:

    • R00 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General - - - General
    • Z0 - Other Special Topics - - General


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