The Impact of Global Financial Crisis 2008 on Amman Stock Exchange
The effect of the September 2008 global financial crisis (GFC) weighed heavily on stock markets around the world. The purpose of this study is to empirically investigate the impact of the (GFC) on Amman Stock Exchange (ASE). Event study methodology has been adopted on a period of 24 months (January 2008-December 2009). Monthly average abnormal returns across a sample of 52 industrial and services companies have been tested separately. The results reveal that the ASE experienced significant negative abnormal returns in the fourth quarter of the year 2008. However, there were no significant abnormal returns observed thereafter. This means that the ASE managed to overcome its adverse consequences. Since the event study tests for market efficiency, as well, the results show that ASE reaction is consistent with the semi-strong form of the efficient market hypothesis (EMH).
Ⅱ. Theoretical Background and Literature Review
Ⅲ. Data and Methodology
Ⅳ. Analysis and Discussion