GCC Stock Market Financial Centre Determinants and Classification with FAM Financial Attractiveness Model
Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon
- Corresponding Author:
- Hanadi Taher
Beirut Arab University
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Received date: November 05, 2015; Accepted date: December 09, 2015; Published date: December 16, 2015
Citation: Taher H (2015) GCC Stock Market Financial Centre Determinants and Classification with FAM Financial Attractiveness Model. Arabian J Bus Manag Review 6:187.
Copyright: © 2015 Taher H. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The regional financial centres role is highly studied in literature mainly after the European integration. The regional financial centres “RFC” definition, characteristics and measurement method are our main purpose in this study. This study presents FAM “Financial Attractiveness Model” model as numerical indicator for the regional attractive financial centre, taking a real case the GCC “Gulf Cooperation Council” region. The GCC economic complexities and financial systems weakness increase the importance of the regional financial centre. In this paper, we test the GCC stock market financial centre changes by applying FAM model between 2000 and 2004 as an important period in the GCC countries due to the regional economic changes. We test the sub periods from 2000 to 2002 then from 2002 to 2004 in order to see the changes in the regional financial centre and then to compare with the IMF anchor regional financial centre.