Do International Cross-Listings Still Matter?
43 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2010
Date Written: May 2010
With the rapid globalization of financial markets during the 1980s and 1990s, increasingly more firms from around the world began cross-listing their shares on major overseas stock exchanges. During the past decade, however, the number of new international cross-listings on major exchanges around the world has slowed, yet the globalization process has continued to advance. This article asks whether international cross-listings still matter for global capital markets and answers this question by critically reviewing the most recent research on international cross-listings that focuses on multi-market trading, liquidity, and arbitrage. We conclude that cross-listings continue to be vibrant influencing price discovery, trading, and capital-raising for many companies around the world and thus still represent an important force for the integration of global financial markets.
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