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This paper dissects with great acuteness, the issues of convergence in financial performance dynamics in the African continent through the lenses of stock market capitalization, value traded, turnover and number of listed companies. The empirical evidence is premised on 11 homogenous panels based on regions (sub-Saharan and North Africa), income-levels (Low, Middle, Lower-middle and Upper-middle), legal-origins (English common-law and French civil-law) and religious dominations (Christianity and Islam). Findings provide partial support for the existence of absolute convergence in some dynamics. Only sub-Saharan Africa reveals conditional convergence in relation to per capita number of listed companies. The speed of convergence for the most part is between 12% and 28% per annum. As a policy implication, countries should work towards adopting common institutional and structural characteristics that favor stock market development.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||African Stock Market Performance Dynamics: A Multidimensional Convergence Assessment|
|Keywords:||Convergence; Stock markets; Panel; Africa|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F3 - International Finance > F30 - General
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O16 - Financial Markets ; Saving and Capital Investment ; Corporate Finance and Governance
G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G10 - General
G - Financial Economics > G2 - Financial Institutions and Services > G20 - General
P - Economic Systems > P5 - Comparative Economic Systems > P50 - General
|Depositing User:||Simplice Anutechia Asongu|
|Date Deposited:||11. Sep 2012 11:03|
|Last Modified:||20. Dec 2014 04:26|
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