An Examination of the Effects of Major Political Change on Stock Market Volatility : The South African Experience
Prior to President de Klerk's historic announcement on February 2 1990 of fundamental political change, South Africa was the subject of extreme economic and political isolation. As a result of this announcement, it would be expected that South Africa's financial markets transformed from a state of segmentation to a degree of integration in world makets. One means of assessing the possible effects of this major political change is by investigating stock market volatility.
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