Investigating temporal variation in the global and regional integration of African stock markets

Nicholas Addai Boamah*, Edward J. Watts, Geoffrey Loudon

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Abstract

Financial market integration has significant implications for risk sharing and diversification, cost of capital estimation, market efficiency, financial decisions, and macro-economic policy. By relying on a multifactor asset pricing framework, this paper examines the integration of 11 African Stock Markets (ASMs) relative to the world and emerging markets, as well as the impact of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) on their degree integration. We provide evidence that world, emerging market and African market factors command a significant risk premium in African markets, and that the markets are partially integrated with the world market. The level of integration of the African markets has changed through time, and the GFC impacted their degree of integration with the world market.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-118
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Multinational Financial Management
Volume36
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016

Keywords

  • Financial market integration
  • Emerging markets
  • Global financial crisis
  • Africa

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