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Liquidity Synchronization, its Determinants and Outcomes under Economic Growth Volatility: Evidence from Emerging Asian Economies

Version 1 : Received: 23 December 2020 / Approved: 24 December 2020 / Online: 24 December 2020 (14:01:35 CET)

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Zaidi, S.H.; Rupeika-Apoga, R. Liquidity Synchronization, Its Determinants and Outcomes under Economic Growth Volatility: Evidence from Emerging Asian Economies. Risks 2021, 9, 43. Zaidi, S.H.; Rupeika-Apoga, R. Liquidity Synchronization, Its Determinants and Outcomes under Economic Growth Volatility: Evidence from Emerging Asian Economies. Risks 2021, 9, 43.

Journal reference: Risks 2021, 9, 43
DOI: 10.3390/risks9020043

Abstract

This study investigates the country level determinants of liquidity synchronization and degrees of liquidity synchronization during economic growth volatility. As a non-diversifiable risk factor, liquidity co-movement shock spreads market wide and thus disrupts the overall functioning of the financial market. Firms in Asian markets operate in legal and regulatory environments distinct from those of firms analyzed in the previous literature. Comprehensive analyses of liquidity synchronicity in emerging markets are limited. A major knowledge gap pertaining to Asian emerging markets serves as the primary motivation for this study. Seven Asian emerging economies are selected from the MSCI emerging market index: Bangladesh, China, India, Indo-nesia, Malaysia, Pakistan and the Philippines for analysis from 2010 to 2019. The empirical findings show high levels of liquidity synchronicity in weaker economic and financial environments with low GDP growth, high inflation and interest rates and underdeveloped financial systems taking the form of low levels of private credit. Liquidity synchronicity is also affected by poor investor protection, political instability, weak rule of law and government ineffectiveness. Moreover, levels of liquidity synchronicity are higher in period of economic growth volatility.

Subject Areas

liquidity synchronization; liquidity risk; economic growth volatility; emerging Asian economies

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