U.S. and Asia Pacific Equity Markets Causality Test

Liang Ding


This paper focuses on the causality relation between US and the several Asia-pacific markets (Japan, China,
Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, and Indonesia). We check the causality of the co-movement among the
markets across Pacific by using Granger-Causality test, VAR, and event studying on unexpected high volatile
period. Our tests show that U.S. and Japan have strong influence to other Asia-pacific markets. Comparing with
US market, Japan market has high correlation but low granger causality relation with other Asia markets.
However, comparing with its strong business relation with other countries, Chinese equity market appears very
low correlation with other Asia markets and US market. Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, and Indonesia
markets show relative strong correlation and weak granger causality relation among each other.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ijbm.v5n9p38

International Journal of Business and Management   ISSN 1833-3850 (Print)   ISSN 1833-8119 (Online)

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