Sovereign rating news and financial markets spillovers : Evidence from the European debt crisis

  title={Sovereign rating news and financial markets spillovers : Evidence from the European debt crisis},
  author={Rabah Arezki and Bertrand Candelon and Amadou and . R. Sy},
This paper examines the spillover effects of sovereign rating news on European financial markets during the period 2007-2010. Our main finding is that sovereign rating downgrades have statistically and economically significant spillover effects both across countries and financial markets. The sign and magnitude of the spillover effects depend both on the type of announcements, the source country experiencing the downgrade and the rating agency from which the announcements originates. However… CONTINUE READING


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