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The impact of FIFA’s official announcements on the stock market of Qatar: The case of the 2022 World Cup

Hisham Al Refai and Mohamed Abdelaziz Eissa

Research in International Business and Finance, 2017, vol. 41, issue C, 347-353

Abstract: This study examines the impact of the FIFA’s official announcements on Doha Stock Exchange (DSE) of Qatar with respect to the 2022 World Cup. Using the abnormal unsystematic volatility method of Hilliard and Savickas (2002), our empirical findings reveal that the DSE market is sensitive to FIFA’s announcements about the 2022 World Cup. We find that four out of six FIFA announcements act as primary drivers to the DSE market volatility. The significant reactions of the DSE market to these announcements unveil the investors’ sentiments about the fate of the governmental and private expenditures on medium- and long-term projects undertaken in anticipation of hosting the 2022 World Cup. The results have some implications to investors in this newly emerging market related to this global sporting event. Any future announcements, good or bad, are likely to impact share prices in DSE market and trigger portfolio reallocation by local and international investors, leading to increased volatility.

Keywords: 2022 World cup; Qatar stock exchange; FIFA official announcements; Abnormal volatility; Event study; GARCH model (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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