Factors of affecting exchange rate movement in Malaysia / Sharifah Nurul Shahira Syed Abdul Malik

Syed Abdul Malik, Sharifah Nurul Shahira (2019) Factors of affecting exchange rate movement in Malaysia / Sharifah Nurul Shahira Syed Abdul Malik. Degree thesis, UiTM Cawangan Johor.


In Malaysia, the ringgit came under speculative attack and also declined significantly that would cause the capital account had not liberalized and suffered a contraction a gross domestic product growth. The financial crisis began after the Thai currency was floated which cause the depreciation of Baht and other Asian cash including Ringgit successively. Beside, this paper concern about the factor affecting exchange rate movement in Malaysia with involve the various macroeconomic indicator which are stock return, money supply, merchandise trade and government debt covering the period between 1987 until 2016. To identify which macroeconomic factor variable that could give a big impact toward exchange rate movement is one of the objective of this study that need to accomplish and this research will be guided by research question to determine the relationship between macroeconomic indicators towards volatility of exchange rate in Malaysia. The annually data were collected from several sources which are DataStream and World Bank source were chosen among the influential variable based on the previous research of this study. This paper use E-View approach to test the variable which are descriptive statistics, stationary and unit root test, regression analysis, hyphothesis test, and test on assumption. There are some previous researcher studied on factors that affecting exchange rate fluctuate stated the exchange rate is adversely connected with stock return. On the other hand, merchandise trade, money supply and government on external debt has positive relationship with exchange rate movement in Malaysia. Hence, this study show result that Trade, Money Supply and Debt are positive relationship while return index has a negative and significant relationship.


Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Syed Abdul Malik, Sharifah Nurul Shahira
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Abu Bakar, Norsaliza
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Macroeconomics
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > International finance > Foreign exchange. Foreign exchange rates > Malaysia
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Investment, capital formation, speculation > Stock exchanges. Insider trading in securities
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance > Public debts > By region or country
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Johor > Segamat Campus > Faculty of Business and Management
Programme: Bachelor of Business Administration (HONS) Investment Management
Keywords: Exchange rate movement; Macroeconomic; Stock return; Government debt; Return index
Date: 2019
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/59020
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