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Investigating the Dynamic Interlinkages between Exchange Rates and the NSE NIFTY Index

Vijay Victor (), Dibin K K (), Meenu Bhaskar () and Farheen Naz ()
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Vijay Victor: Department of Economics, CHRIST (Deemed to Be University), Bangalore 560029, India
Dibin K K: Department of MBA, SCMS, Cochin 683106, India
Meenu Bhaskar: Doctoral School of Management, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode 673570, India
Farheen Naz: Doctoral School of Management and Business Administration Sciences, Szent Istvan University, 2100 Godollo, Hungary

Journal of Risk and Financial Management, 2021, vol. 14, issue 1, 1-13

Abstract: This study aims at examining the short-run and long-run dynamic linkages among exchange rates and stock market index in India through a structured cointegration and Granger causality tests. Daily exchange rates of USD, EUR, CNY, JPY, and GBP to INR along with the daily movement of NSE NIFTY for a period spanning 13 years from 6 September 2005 to 31 December 2018 were used for the analysis. The results reveal that there is no evidence for a stable long-run relationship between NSE NIFTY and the exchange rates under study. However, the VAR-based Granger causality test shows that USD, JPY, and CNY have short-run causal relationship with NSE NIFTY. The NSE NIFTY also seemed to have an influence on USD expressed in terms of Indian rupee. The impulse response analysis further supports the results of the Granger causality test and provides information on the time required for the NSE NIFTY index to recover from a shock caused by the fluctuation in exchange rates.

Keywords: NIFTY; currencies; Granger causality; impulse response (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C E F2 F3 G (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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