Macro News and Exchange Rates in the BRICS

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Guglielmo Maria Caporale

Brunel University London - Department of Economics and Finance; London South Bank University; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Fabio Spagnolo

Brunel University London - Economics and Finance

Nicola Spagnolo

Brunel University London - Economics and Finance

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Date Written: February 11, 2016

Abstract

This paper examines the effects of newspaper headlines on the exchange rates visa-a-vis both the US dollar and the euro for the currencies of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). The data are daily and cover the period 03/1/2000-12/5/2013. The estimated VAR-GARCH(1,1) model allows for both mean and volatility spillovers and for the possible impact of the recent financial crisis as well. The results differ across countries, but provide in a number of cases evidence of significant spillovers, whose strength appears to have increased during the crisis. Further, given the increasingly global role of these countries, their FX markets have become more responsive to foreign news.

Keywords: BRICS, exchange rates, GARCH model, macro news

JEL Classification: C320, F360, G150

Suggested Citation

Caporale, Guglielmo Maria and Spagnolo, Fabio and Spagnolo, Nicola, Macro News and Exchange Rates in the BRICS (February 11, 2016). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5748. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2745830

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Nicola Spagnolo

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