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Non-linear modelling of daily exchange rate returns, volatility, and 'news' in a small developing economy


  • Jose Sanchez-Fung


This paper models daily returns, volatility, and 'news' in the parallel foreign exchange market of a small developing economy, namely the Dominican Republic, during the period 1989-2001. The research adopts a non-linear specification that encompasses several members of the GARCH family. A leftward tilted news impact reveals that positive shocks (depreciations) have a higher impact than negative ones (appreciations) on the volatility of exchange rate returns. This result has significant implications for policymakers. For instance, it could help in the assessment of the potential effect of central bank interventions in the foreign exchange rate market.

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  • Jose Sanchez-Fung, 2003. "Non-linear modelling of daily exchange rate returns, volatility, and 'news' in a small developing economy," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 10(4), pages 247-250.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:10:y:2003:i:4:p:247-250 DOI: 10.1080/1350485032000050635

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    1. Naeem Ur Rehman Khattak & Muhammad Tariq & Jangraiz Khan, 2012. "Factors Affecting the Nominal Exchange Rate of Pakistan: An Econometric Investigation (1982-2008)," Asian Economic and Financial Review, Asian Economic and Social Society, vol. 2(2), pages 421-428, June.

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    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates


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