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Dynamic linkage between Macroeconomic Activities and Stock Prices in Fiji


  • Puah, Chin-Hong
  • Jayaraman, T. K.


This paper seeks to investigate whether there is any causal relationship between capital stock prices and macroeconomic activities in Fiji. Empirical results show that all the time series data are nonstationary and cointegrated with a single vector. All the explanatory variables have been found to contribute to the long-run equilibrium relationship. The estimation of error-correction model further confirms that stock price index is cointegrated with real economic activities in the long run, and it adjusts rather fast from short-run deviations towards the long-run equilibrium level. Except for interest rate, real output, M2 and exchange rate do Granger cause stock prices in the short-run.

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  • Puah, Chin-Hong & Jayaraman, T. K., 2007. "Dynamic linkage between Macroeconomic Activities and Stock Prices in Fiji," MPRA Paper 37671, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:37671

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    1. Tang, Maggie May-Jean, 2016. "A Review of the Literature on Monetary Neutrality," MPRA Paper 70113, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Error-correction model; stock market; Fiji;

    JEL classification:

    • O56 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Oceania
    • C30 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - General
    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)


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