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Dynamic linkages among ASEAN‐5 emerging stock markets

M. Shabri Abd. Majid (Department of Economics, Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Ahamed Kameel Mydin Meera (Department of Business Administration, Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Mohd. Azmi Omar (Department of Business Administration, Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Hassanuddeen Abdul Aziz (Department of Business Administration, Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

International Journal of Emerging Markets

ISSN: 1746-8809

Article publication date: 10 April 2009

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to empirically explore market integration among five selected Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) emerging markets (Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore) during the pre‐ and post‐1997 financial crisis periods.

Design/methodology/approach

Employs two‐step estimation, cointegration and generalized method of moments (GMM).

Findings

The study finds that the stock markets in the ASEAN region are cointegrated both during the pre‐ and post‐1997 financial crisis. However, the markets are moving towards a greater integration, particularly during the post‐1997 financial crisis. Finally, as measured by the error correction terms, except the emerging market of Indonesia, all other ASEAN markets appear to be the important bearers of short‐run adjustment to a shock in the long‐run equilibrium relationships in the region both during the pre‐ and post‐crisis periods.

Research limitations/implications

The study only focuses on stock markets of the five founding members of ASEAN, i.e. Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines.

Practical implications

The paper reveals that unlike during the pre‐crisis period, the long‐run diversification benefits that can be earned by investors across the ASEAN markets in the post‐crisis period tend to diminish.

Originality/value

The study is among the first to use two‐step estimation, cointegration and GMM to re‐examine market integration either in the emerging or developed markets.

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Citation

Shabri Abd. Majid, M., Kameel Mydin Meera, A., Azmi Omar, M. and Abdul Aziz, H. (2009), "Dynamic linkages among ASEAN‐5 emerging stock markets", International Journal of Emerging Markets, Vol. 4 No. 2, pp. 160-184. https://doi.org/10.1108/17468800910945783

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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