Equity market price interdependence based on bootstrap causality tests: evidence from Australia and its major trading partners
We re-examine the issue of equity market price interdependence between Austrlaia, on one hand, and Japan, US, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and Korea, on the other hand, based on Hacker and Hatemi-J (2005) bootstrap Granger-causality tests with leveraged adjustments. We take into account the Asian Cirsis and find that no causal linkages existed between Australia and these markets before and after the Crisis. These results imply that the transmission of information between the equity market of Australia and those of its trading partners is efficient. Griven that the correlation between Australia and these markets are relatively low, these results give further confirmation that the latter group of markets can serve as good avenues for portfolio diversification by Australian investors.
Applied Financial Economics