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Understanding the Growth of African Financial Markets, Mihasonirina Andrianaivo, Charles Amo Yartey

This paper examines empirically the determinants of financial market development in Africa with an emphasis on banking systems and stock markets. The results show that income level, creditor rights protection, financial repression, and political risk are the main determinants of banking sector development in Africa, and that stock market liquidity, domestic savings, banking sector development, and political risk are the main determinants of stock market development. We also find that liberalizing the capital account promotes financial market development only in countries with high incomes, well- developed institutions, or both. The powerful impacts of political risk on both banking sector and stock market development suggest that resolution of political risk may be important to the development of African financial markets
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Introduction; II. The Growth of African Financial Markets; A. Banking in Africa; Figures; 1. Africa: Banking Sector Development; B. Stock Markets in Africa; 2. The Growth of African Stock Markets; C. The Private Equity Market; 3. Private Equity Fundraising; D. The Bond Market in Africa; 4. Bond Markets in Africa; III.The Literature on Determinants of Financial Market Development; IV. Methodology; A. Modeling Banking Sector Development; B. Modelling the Determinants of Stock Market Development; V. Empirical Results; A. Banking Sector Development
Literary Form
non fiction
"August 2009."
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1 online resource (42 p.)
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