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International financial integration: Stock return linkages and volatility transmission between Vietnam and advanced countries

Xuan Vinh Vo and Craig Ellis

Emerging Markets Review, 2018, vol. 36, issue C, 19-27

Abstract: This paper investigates the interdependence between the Vietnamese stock market and other influential equity markets in terms of return linkage and volatility transmission covering the period including pre, during and post the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. A VAR model is utilized to estimate the conditional return linkage among these indices and a GARCH-BEKK model is employed to investigate the volatility transmission. We find evidence of statistically significant correlation, return spillover and volatility linkage between Vietnamese stock market with other leading equity markets of the US, Hong Kong and Japan. Moreover, we find that during the financial crisis, stock markets become more interrelated.

Keywords: Stock market linkage; Volatility transmission; VAR-GARCH; BEKK-GARCH (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F02 F21 F3 F4 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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