The Impact of Foreign Oil Companies’ Stock Price Movement on Kazakhstan Oil Sector: Empirical Evidence

Toktamys, Ainur (2010) The Impact of Foreign Oil Companies’ Stock Price Movement on Kazakhstan Oil Sector: Empirical Evidence. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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This study investigates the vibrant interrelationship amid national and global oil companies (the United States, United Kingdom, Norway, Russia, China, France, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, and Canada) and the state-owned KazMunaiGas oil company of Kazakhstan. In order to examine the impact of foreign companies‟ equity price shocks on the Kazakhstan oil company, the researcher applied the closing price of firms‟ shares for the period February 15, 2007 to August 2, 2010. According to the preceding literature, world capital markets are becoming strongly integrated. Hence, there is a risk for the financial market participants to diversify their portfolios. On top of that, most of the existing literature focused on industrialized economies. This paper strives to fill the gap in the range of emerging markets research. The main focus of this thesis will concentrate on transition economy of Kazakhstan. Republic of Kazakhstan highly relies on the production and export of oil and gas and mineral resources industry. Consequently, this country‟s economy heavily depends on the exploration of oil and gas reserves. Furthermore, with respect to the accelerating foreign investments in Kazakhstan, it is central for the international investors and stakeholders to comprehend the extent of responsiveness of KazMunaiGas equity shares and level of interdependence amongst regional and foreign oil firms. The research findings revealed that KMG was quite cointegrated as well as Granger-caused by regional (Russia and China) and the rest of the world oil companies. The analysis demonstrated that KMG equity prices were especially sensitive to external innovations and to some extent tended to overreact to the foreign and regional shocks.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2011 03:42
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2016 17:42

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