International Journal of Economics and Finance

International Journal of Economics and Finance (IJEF) is a double-blind peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to promoting scholarly exchange among teachers and researchers in the field of economics, financial economics and finance. The journal is published monthly in both print and online versions by the Canadian Center of Science and Education.

The scope of IJEF includes the fields in the economics and finance. Authors are encouraged to submit complete, unpublished, original, and full-length articles that are not under review in any other journals. The online version of the journal is free access and download. If you want to order print copies, please visit: www.ccsenet.org/store

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Statistics

2015: Articles Received: 465; Accepted: 303; Rejected: 109; Published: 293; Retracted: 0

2015 Q4: Articles Received: 102; Accepted: 74; Rejected: 24; Published: 70; Retracted: 0

2015 Q3: Articles Received: 109; Accepted: 51; Rejected: 29; Published: 80; Retracted: 0

2015 Q2: Articles Received: 110; Accepted: 82; Rejected: 22; Published: 70; Retracted: 0

2015 Q1: Articles Received: 144; Accepted: 96; Rejected: 34; Published: 73; Retracted: 0

2014: Articles Received: 531; Accepted: 330; Rejected: 177; Published: 290; Retracted: 1

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IJEF follows APA style.

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Author Guidelines

1. Authors must ensure that their papers are free of spelling and grammatical errors and typos.

2. Research papers should not exceed 8,000 words.

3. A separate title page of an article should contain the title of the paper, name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s).

4. The first page of an article should contain an abstract not exceeding 250 words and a maximum of eight keywords.

5. Equations in the text should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals within simple brackets and aligned against the right margin.

6. All appendices should be numbered consecutively using uppercase roman numerals and shown after the list of references.

7. References should be cited within the text as follows: According to Wickremasinghe (2005), foreign exchange market … These results are inconsistent with those of other studies (Perera, 1995; Silva, 2000)

8. List of references should show each citation in alphabetical order and follow the style of APA

9. Author should register with the journal before submitting manuscripts.

10. Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author. The corrected manuscripts should be submitted, and the publication fee should be paid within 10 working days.

11. The publication fee is 300USD.

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NOTE:

The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (ithenticate.com).

All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.

Keep a Similarity Index <30% and single source matches are not >6%

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Vol 8, No 2 (2016)

e-Version FirstTM

Table of Contents

Articles

Michael Yipake Banseh, Ehsan Khansalar
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p1
Saidatou Dicko
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p19
Mevlut Tatliyer, Fatih Yigit
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p33
Lin Xue-jun, Lv Han, Hao Luo, He Nie
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p39
Yixiao Zhou
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p51
Huseyin Karamelikli
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p70
Husam Yaseen Mohsin
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p81
Tharmalingam Pratheepan, Y. K. Weerakon Banda
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p94
Kenneth S. Choie
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p107
Bülent Guloglu, Sinem Guler Kangalli Uyar, Umut Uyar
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p115
Salihu Zummo Hayatudeen, Saidou Baba Oumar
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p127
Victalice Achamoh Ngimanang, Ibrahim Ngouhouo
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p136
Lixia Wang, Lining Gan
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p147
Abbas Ali Chandio, Jiang Yuansheng, Habibullah Magsi
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p156
Syed Mohammad Aminur Rahman
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p163
Ikhlaas Gurrib, Elgilani Elshareif
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p171
Zhen Du, Pujiang Chen, Na Luo, Yingjie Tang
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p179
Narender Khatodia, Raj S. Dhankar
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p189
Abdul Haque, Azhar Mughal, Zohaib Zahid
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p197
Abdullah, S. Hardan, Majed, A. Qabajeh, Aymen, M. Alshanti
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p206
Nizamulmulk Gunes, Abdurrahman Yilmaz
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p215
Quy Nguyen Hoang
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p226
Nahu Daud
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p234
Badri Houda, Mazigh Jaidane Lamia
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p243
Aly Saad Mohamed Dawood, Khairy El-Giziry
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p256
Michael Zhang
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p269