Malaysian and Tiger Market Linkages: An Analysis on the Long Run Relationship and Risk Diversification

  •  Maran Marimuthu    
  •  Ng Kean Kok    


The fundamental argument in the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) is that the market risk is impossible to be eliminated. Investors tend to look into the possibility of diversifying their investment activities in various countries in the same region, hence, regional of equity markets. This study makes an attempt to re-examine the dynamic relationship among the Malaysian, and the Tiger markets (Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan). This study adopts the Johansen multivariate cointegration test and VECM using a five-variable model and followed by the Granger causality test. The results indicate that there is a long run relationship among the five markets, and that the Hong Kong and Taiwan markets appear to be the most influential markets in this region.

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