The liquidity cost implications arising from the attraction of regional primary listings: evidence from West Africa

Hearn, Bruce (2014) The liquidity cost implications arising from the attraction of regional primary listings: evidence from West Africa. Research in International Business and Finance, 30. pp. 91-110. ISSN 0275-5319

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Abstract

This study reviews the liquidity costs for firms in outlying regions in primary listing on a centralized stock exchange. Using a unique hand-collected sample comprising all listed firms from across West Africa we find evidence that firms from outlying regions do have higher illiquidity costs although these can be mitigated from improvements in transparency that are associated with increasing familiarity amongst investment community of central exchange. This evidence has implications regarding the integration of stock exchanges in developing regions where this is likely to result in a greater concentration of liquidity mitigating intended optimal redistribution of capital and resources.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Tahir Beydola
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2015 10:07
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2015 10:07
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/58652
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