Asymmetric nonlinear analyses of banking sector behaviour, markets and interest rate risks in Africa's frontier economy
by Augustine C. Arize; Ebere Ume Kalu; John Malindretos; Asli Ogunc
Afro-Asian J. of Finance and Accounting (AAJFA), Vol. 11, No. 4, 2021

Abstract: With the possibility of a change in the narrative from the long-held linearity assumption to a nonlinearity and asymmetric discovery in the bank, market and the interest rate risk relationship, this paper explores the banks, stock market development and interest rate risk connection in the context of the Nigerian financial system. Empirical evidence arising from the study indicates that bank development exhibits interest rate sensitivity and changes in inverse direction with the interest rate. Moreover, the results strongly support asymmetry and nonlinearity in the relationship between bank development and stock market development. It is therefore recommended that policy efforts directed towards the development of the financial system should strike a balance between the linear/symmetric assumption and the nonlinear/asymmetric assumption.

Online publication date:: Thu, 23-Sep-2021

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