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VI. A. Macroeconomic Stability: WHAT DETERMINES STOCK MARKET DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA?
The previous section has provided enough evidence to make a convincing case that stock
market development at least creates the enabling environment for a successful economic
growth. The policy question, therefore, is what determines stock market development? The
literature suggests that sound macroeconomic environment, well developed banking sector,
transparent and accountable institutions, and shareholder protection are necessary
preconditions for the efficient functioning of stock markets in Africa.
A. Macroeconomic Stability
A stable macroeconomic environment is crucial for the development of the stock market.
Macroeconomic volatility worsens the problem of informational asymmetries and becomes a
source of vulnerability to the financial system. Low and predictable rates of inflation are
more likely to contribute to stock market development and economic growth.7 Both domestic
and foreign investors will be unwilling to invest in the stock market where there are
expectations of high inflation. Garcia and Liu (1999) finds that sound macroeconomic
environments and sufficiently high income levels—GDP per capita, domestic savings, and
domestic investments—are important determinants of stock market development in emerging
IMF Working Paper
Stock Market Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Critical Issues and Challenges
Prepared by Charles Amo Yartey and Charles Komla Adjasi
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6.1 Macroeconomic policies for diversification: Economic Report on Africa 2007
VIII. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION: Stock Market Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
Introduction: Stock Market Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
2.5 Conclusion: Economic Report on Africa 2007
VII G. Strengthen Education: PROMOTING STOCK MARKET DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA
5.1 Macroeconomic stance is crucial to diversification outcomes: Economic Report on Africa 2007
Overview IX: Economic Report on Africa 2007
VI. C. Institutional Quality: WHAT DETERMINES STOCK MARKET DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA?
2.4 Growth prospects for 2007 and the medium-term outlook: Economic Report on Africa 2007
Overview VIII: Economic Report on Africa 2007
5.3 Conclusion: Economic Report on Africa 2007
V. STOCK MARKETS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: THE MACRO CHANNEL
III. STOCK MARKET DEVELOPMENT IN SUB SAHARAN AFRICA:TRENDS AND CHARACTERISTICS
VI. D. Shareholder Protection: WHAT DETERMINES STOCK MARKET DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA?
2.1 Growth performance I: Economic Report on Africa 2007
VII. A. Automation: PROMOTING STOCK MARKET DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA
Overview II: Economic Report on Africa 2007
Introduction: Human Capital and Economic Development
Going for Growth
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