Title: Equity markets and investment patterns: the network perspective

Authors: Muhammad Mohsin Hakeem

Addresses: NUCB Business School, Nagoya University of Commerce and Business, 1 Chome-3-1 Nishiki, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi, 460-0003, Japan

Abstract: The close-knit networks such as the European Union (EU) influence the internal investment flows. The study explores the connectivity patterns, closeness, and clustering in the neighbourhood. All these characteristics can influence the foreign portfolio investment flows for any country. Analysis of network connectivity and possible correlations patterns with major economic indicators of any member country can explain the patterns of investment decisions. The findings strengthen the belief about strong connectivity between economic stability or deterioration with better or weak connectivity patterns in the investment network as a result of changes in the economic state of affairs, even in strongly knit clusters.

Keywords: investment networks; economic indicators; European Union; portfolio investment; network analysis; equity markets; liquidity; network centralities.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMEF.2020.108828

International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance, 2020 Vol.13 No.3, pp.189 - 197

Received: 23 Aug 2019
Accepted: 29 Feb 2020

Published online: 28 Jul 2020 *

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