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Financial firm bankruptcies, international stock markets and investor sentiment

Financial firm bankruptcies, international stock markets and investor sentiment
Financial firm bankruptcies, international stock markets and investor sentiment
We consider bankruptcy announcements of large financial institutions in the US and examine their impact on an international sample of 66 stock market indices. Employing an event-study methodology, we find that stock markets exhibit strong adverse reaction in the aftermath of such announcements. Further, we develop a Surprise measure, based on the country-level investor sentiment, and find that stock markets in negatively surprised countries respond quickly, by sustaining significantly larger declines in the first three trading days following the announcements. Finally, we examine the reaction of stock markets, conditional on the economic classification of their home countries, and find that stock markets in developing (developed) economies are associated with substantially larger (smaller) economic losses.
1076-9307
461-473
Papakyriakou, Panayiotis
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Sakkas, Athanasios
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Taoushianis, Zenon
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Papakyriakou, Panayiotis
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Sakkas, Athanasios
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Taoushianis, Zenon
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Papakyriakou, Panayiotis, Sakkas, Athanasios and Taoushianis, Zenon (2019) Financial firm bankruptcies, international stock markets and investor sentiment. International Journal of Finance and Economics, 24 (1), 461-473. (doi:10.1002/ijfe.1674).

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We consider bankruptcy announcements of large financial institutions in the US and examine their impact on an international sample of 66 stock market indices. Employing an event-study methodology, we find that stock markets exhibit strong adverse reaction in the aftermath of such announcements. Further, we develop a Surprise measure, based on the country-level investor sentiment, and find that stock markets in negatively surprised countries respond quickly, by sustaining significantly larger declines in the first three trading days following the announcements. Finally, we examine the reaction of stock markets, conditional on the economic classification of their home countries, and find that stock markets in developing (developed) economies are associated with substantially larger (smaller) economic losses.

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Accepted/In Press date: 9 September 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 15 October 2018
Published date: January 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 424116
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/424116
ISSN: 1076-9307
PURE UUID: b4279fca-261b-4d76-b8b3-45424a35e9ce
ORCID for Panayiotis Papakyriakou: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7429-8063
ORCID for Athanasios Sakkas: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5348-3382
ORCID for Zenon Taoushianis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2002-6040

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Date deposited: 04 Oct 2018 16:30
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Author: Athanasios Sakkas ORCID iD

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