The impact of Covid-19 of the Malaysian stock market: finance sector / Nursyafiza Zainal Abidin

Zainal Abidin, Nursyafiza (2021) The impact of Covid-19 of the Malaysian stock market: finance sector / Nursyafiza Zainal Abidin. Degree thesis, UiTM Cawangan Johor.


Novel coronavirus outbreak since December 2019 has infected more than 1 million people to this day. The severe impact of the coronavirus has affected the world economy including Malaysia. Some countries have implemented lockdowns to contain the virus from spreading and this affected business heavily especially financial market. The dependent variables used in this research is the Kuala Lumpur Financial Index. The independent variables is the number of COVID-19 daily cases, the number of COVID-19 death, the volatility index and the Brent Crude Oil Price. The pandemic has affected the whole economy as the Brent crude oil has plummet below USD40 per barrel. Therefore, this paper will include Brent Crude oil price as the variable to identify the relationship between the stock market index. Investors concern on the COVID-19 cases and death has impact on the market. This paper will focus on the impact of COVID-19 virus on the finance sector in Malaysia. This sector mobilizes savings and allocated credit, thus it has significant contribution in raising people's standard of living. The sample period used in this study is from 1 January to 31 st July 2020.


Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Zainal Abidin, Nursyafiza
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Thesis advisor
Hassan, Suzana
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Mohamad Shafi, Roslina (Dr.)
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A.Latif, Ruziah
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Economics
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > General works. Financial institutions
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Investment, capital formation, speculation > Stock price indexes. Stock quotations
R Medicine > RC Internal Medicine > Infectious and parasitic diseases
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > Oils, fats, and waxes > Palm oil
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Johor > Segamat Campus > Faculty of Business and Management
Programme: Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) Investment Management
Keywords: Coronavirus; financial market; Brent crude oil price; stock market index; finance sector
Date: February 2021
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