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The Effects of Economic Factors on Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange Composite Index

Loo, Hooi Beng (1998) The Effects of Economic Factors on Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange Composite Index. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

An economic climate is a major factor in determining the primary trend of a stock market. The stock market, on the other hand, is often regarded as a reliable barometer of a country’s economy. In this study, Multivariate Time-Series Regression model are used to examine empirically the impact of foreign exchange rates, interest rate and inflation rate on Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange Composite Index (CI). Pearson Correlation Matrices and Scatter Plots indicate that multicollinearity and heteroscedasticity exist among the selected currencies and independent variable. The finding in three-factor test using Multivariate Time-Series Regression with Auto regressive Moving Average technique indicates that coefficient of exchange rates and interest rate are significant, however, the coefficient of inflation rate is not significant. This study also indicates that both exchange rates and interest rate are negatively related to CI. This indicates that foreign exchange rates and interest rate do significantly and negatively affected the CI.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Foreign Exchange Rates, Interest Rate, Inflation Rate, Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange, Composite Index
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Faculty and School System > Sekolah Siswazah
Depositing User: Ms Rohaida Rohani
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2010 07:26
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2013 12:13
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/1975

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