Sovereign Credit_Rating Disclose and Bond Liquidity under Sovereign Debt Crisis

Amir Saadaoui, Mohamed Kriaa


This study examines the effect of the informational content of local credit rating announcements in emerging markets on the liquidity of their bond markets. We analyze the bond liquidity markets across five countries such as Poland, Greece, Spain, Hungary and Turkey. The sample includes daily data about sovereign bonds over the period ranging from July 2009 to January 2014.We mainly focus on the period before and after the sovereign debt crisis. We note that the bond liquidity is affected due to the sign of the rating granted by the rating agencies for each country.

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Business and Management Research
ISSN 1927-6001 (Print)   ISSN 1927-601X (Online)

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