Empirical Analysis on Exchange Rate Fluctuation and Sectoral Stock Returns in Malaysia

Norimah Rambeli, Ramli and Emilda, Hashim and Asmawi, Hashim and Dyg Affizzah, Awang Marikan and Podivinsky, Jan M.P. (2017) Empirical Analysis on Exchange Rate Fluctuation and Sectoral Stock Returns in Malaysia. Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia, 51 (1). pp. 33-40. ISSN 0126-1962

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to observe the impact of the exchange rate fluctuation in Malaysia on sectors stock returns by using an augmented standard capital asset pricing model from October, 1992 to December, 2015. This paper extends previous studies on exchange rate fluctuation for the case of Malaysia by estimating the augmented capital asset pricing model for the price indexes sectors, including financial, plantation, properties, industrial, tin and mining, trade and services, consumer products and construction sector indexes. Moreover, this study also expands the literature by adapting the modelling proposed by Ibrahim (2008) by considering the exchange rate volatility, Asian financial crisis dummy and pegging exchange rate dummy. Such an analysis significant in part because of the importance of exchange rate fluctuation as drivers of sectoral returns. In general this study successfully documented the exchange rate fluctuation scenario in Malaysia. Overall, the result suggests that the exchange rate fluctuation in Malaysia can be categorized as the long memory in the volatility process. The results further suggest the sectors are largely affected by the currency fluctuated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sector returns; exchange rate returns; exchange rate volatility; exchange rate asymmetric, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Ab Rahim
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2017 03:41
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017 03:41
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/17897

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