Co-Integration of the International Capital Markets with the Use of Information Technology: The Case of Europe

Co-Integration of the International Capital Markets with the Use of Information Technology: The Case of Europe

Argyrios Volis (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 25
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-881-9.ch007
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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to explore the “revolution” that was caused by the rapid spread of information technology towards the development and co-integration of financial markets, especially capital markets. The main issue is that the IT progress and facilities enabled the last years the overreaction of the capital markets, and this phenomenon had as a result to offer to the investors a variety of investment choices. The study shall focus on the European capital markets and the impact of information technology to the key activities the capital markets implement: the structure of the trading platforms, the cross-border cooperation of the markets and the financial intermediaries, at a theoretical and practical framework.

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