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Abd Halim Ahmad, Nur Adiana Hiau Abdullah and Kamarun Nisham Taufil Mohd
 
''Market reactions to financial distress announcements: Does the market react differently to different outcomes?''
( 2016, Vol. 36 No.2 )
 
 
We examine market reactions to the financial distress announcements of listed firms in Malaysia. The sample consists of 236 financially distressed companies between 2001 and 2014. We investigate whether the market differentiates between the subsequently re-emerged and subsequently delisted firms at the time of financial distress announcements. The results suggest that there is evidence of differing reactions to distress announcements according to firms' outcomes. These results suggest that, at the time of financial distress announcements, the capital market differentiates firms based on the expected outcomes of the distress, showing that the market has insights into the expected outcomes of the financial distress.
 
 
Keywords: Market reactions, Malaysia, event studies, market adjusted returns
JEL: G1 - (G11, G13, G13) Portfolios, Investments, Asset and Futures Pricing, Trading Volume & Bond Interest Rates
G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance: General
 
Manuscript Received : Mar 22 2016 Manuscript Accepted : Apr 14 2016

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