Stock Market Efficiency and Strategies for Developing GCC Financial Markets: A Case Study of Bahrain Stock Market

20 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2003

Abstract

The paper presents methodology, results of an empirical study for testing the weak form of Efficient Market Hypothesis of Bahrain Stock Market. The paper also reviews and highlights some of the recent strategic initiatives ushered in by the Bahrain Stock Exchange to expand and strengthen Bahrain's financial market in terms of listing procedures, regulatory mechanism, and trading & settlement procedures, which have implications and learning for the stock exchanges of GCC countries.

Further, strategies for developing GCC financial markets have been suggested based upon the experiences of other developing and developed financial markets.

Suggested Citation

Kanukuntla, Shankaraiah and Rao, Dabbeeru Neelakanteswar, Stock Market Efficiency and Strategies for Developing GCC Financial Markets: A Case Study of Bahrain Stock Market. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=410200 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.410200

Shankaraiah Kanukuntla (Contact Author)

Osmania University ( email )

Tarnaka
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500 007
India

Dabbeeru Neelakanteswar Rao

Lingaya's University ( email )

Jasana Road
Nachauli
Old Faridabad, Haryana 121002
India
+919971510666 (Phone)

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