Equity transfers and market reactions: Evidence from Chinese stock markets

Kling, Gerhard and Gao, Lei (2008) Equity transfers and market reactions: Evidence from Chinese stock markets. Journal of Emerging Market Finance , 7, (3), 293-308. (doi:10.1177/097265270800700304).


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Our logit models explain positive or negative short–term market reactions due to equity transfers in China. In contrast to former studies, we classify transfers into private transactions, privatisations, transfers among state–owned enterprises (SOEs) and nationalisations. We control for uncompensated transactions, transfers of holding rights, replacements of the CEO and related party transactions. Privatisations trig–ger positive responses, whereas nationalisations cause declining stock prices. The market appreciates reforms in the state–owned sector if reorganisations include the transfer of holding rights and not just replacing the CEO. Uncompensated transfers and non–transparent transactions of related parties diminish gains for minority shareholder

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1177/097265270800700304
ISSNs: 0972-6527
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Management
ePrint ID: 165719
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
December 2008Published
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2010 14:43
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:30
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/165719

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