Relationship between Stock Prices and Exchange Rates: Evidence from Bangladesh

Md. Lutfur Rahman, Jashim Uddin

Abstract


In this paper we have investigated the interactions between stock prices and exchange rates in the emerging economy of Bangladesh. We have considered monthly nominal exchange rates of US dollar, euro, Japanese yen, pound sterling and monthly values of Dhaka Stock Exchange General Index for period of June 2003 to March 2008 to conduct the study. Empirical result shows that exchange rates and stock prices data series are non stationary and integrated of order one. Then we have applied Johansen procedure to test for the possibility of a cointegrating relationship.  Result shows that there is no cointegrating relationship between stock prices and exchange rates. Finally Granger causality test shows that stock prices Granger cause exchange rates of US dollar and Japanese yen but there is no way causal relationship between stock prices and exchange rates of euro and pound sterling.

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