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Growth, integration and trends in equity markets in Asia


  • Dilip K. Das


The objective of this paper is to examine the growth and development in the Asian financial markets and then focus on equity-market developments in the Asian economies. Asian equity markets have grown exponentially over the last two decades. The trauma of the Asian crisis crystallized transformations in Asia's financial architecture. Equity markets were, in turn, no exceptions. Despite these problems, these markets slowly began expanding again. Attracted by rapid and sustained regional growth in Asia, international institutional investors and fund managers began investing in Asian equities. This inexorably led to an increase in market capitalization. However, growth in the equity markets was far from steady and uniform. This paper has dwelt on the performance of important equity markets in Asia and highlighted the diversity in them.

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  • Dilip K. Das, 2014. "Growth, integration and trends in equity markets in Asia," Asia Pacific Business Review, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 20(2), pages 286-301, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apbizr:v:20:y:2014:i:2:p:286-301
    DOI: 10.1080/13602381.2013.841068

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