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Issues in Business Management and Economics
Vol.4 (3), pp. 24-32, May 2016
ISSN 2350-157X
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Article ID /BM/15/075/09 pages
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Original Research Article

European banks in China: An event study analysis

Loris Nadotti and Valeria Vannoni*

University of Perugia, Italy.

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date Received: October 25, 2015     date Accepted: April 20, 2016     date Published: May 9, 2016


This paper analyses the impact of accessing Chinese credit market on European banks, as they are the main foreign investors in this market. The impact is assessed in terms of changes in the share prices of European banks following the announcement of operations on the Chinese credit market.  Empirical verification is conducted through an event study methodology. The analysis refers to the 2001-2014 period. Results show that the announcement of an operation in China has a positive impact on the value of the European bank itself, albeit limited and with different levels.

JEL Code: O5; G21; G14.

Key words: Foreign banks, event study, Chinese credit market.

Nadotti and Vannoni