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Integration of Asean-5 Stock Markets: A Revisit


  • Bakri Abdul Karim

    () (Faculty of Economics and Business, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kota Samarahan, Sarawak)

  • Zulkefly Abdul Karim

    (School of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor)


This study re-examines the integration among five selected ASEAN emerging stock markets Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore) based on Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) bound testing approach proposed by Pesaran, Shin and Smith 2001). This study finds that the stock markets in the ASEAN region are integrated during the pre-, post-1997 and post U.S. subprime financial crisis. In line with many studies on international interdependences of stock markets, our study finds that the ASEAN stock markets are moving towards more integration among themselves, especially following the global financial crisis. This implies that the long-run diversification benefits that can be earned by investors across the ASEAN markets tend to diminish. In addition, there is a need for policy coordination among ASEAN region to mitigate the impact of financial fluctuations, as the stock markets are interdependent.

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  • Bakri Abdul Karim & Zulkefly Abdul Karim, 2012. "Integration of Asean-5 Stock Markets: A Revisit," Asian Academy of Management Journal of Accounting and Finance (AAMJAF), Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia, vol. 8(2), pages 21-41.
  • Handle: RePEc:usm:journl:aamjaf00802_21-41

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    1. Rahim, Adam Mohamed & Masih, Mansur, 2014. "Portfolio Diversification Benefits of Islamic Stocks and Malaysia’s Major Trading Partners:MGARCH-DCC and Wavelet Correlation Approaches," MPRA Paper 58903, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Balli, Faruk & Balli, Hatice Ozer & Luu, Mong Ngoc, 2014. "Diversification across ASEAN-wide sectoral and national equity returns," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 41(C), pages 398-407.
    3. Rahim, Adam Mohamed & Masih, Mansur, 2016. "Portfolio diversification benefits of Islamic investors with their major trading partners: Evidence from Malaysia based on MGARCH-DCC and wavelet approaches," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 54(C), pages 425-438.


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