ISSN: IJSB: 2520-4750 (Online), 2521-3040 (Print) JSR : 2708-7085 (online)

Impact of Everything But Arms (EBA) on the Dhaka Stock Exchange

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Dr. Md. Rayhanul Islam & Professor Huang Xiaoling


­This research has contributed to the impact and association of Everything But Arms Scheme, Export to EU market from Bangladesh, Foreign Exchange Reserve of Bangladesh and Dhaka Stock Exchange. Here, data are secondary and collected from the authentic sources such as World Bank, Bangladesh Bank and Dhaka Stock Exchange. Export of Bangladesh of the year 2000 and 2015 of 171 destinations are used as Panel data whereas time series data of from January, 1986 to December, 2017. Difference-in-Difference (DID) and Error Correction Econometrics Methods have been used for analyzing the panel and time series data respectively.  Later on, impact of Export via Foreign Exchange Reserve on Market Capitalization of Stock Exchange is checked. Appropriate econometric model has been selected based on Unit Root and Gregory and Hansen Test. Justification the accuracy of result has also been checked using econometric test like Heteroskedasticity, Multicollinearity, Durbin-Watson, Breusch-Godfrey LM, White and Cumulative Summation. Reliability analysis shows that EBA is responsible for enhancement of 97% export to EU market which raised 58% of export as a whole. This enhancement is associated with Foreign Exchange Reserve by 23%; the contribution of EBA on GDP and employment is 7.28% and 2.66 million respectively. This research shows the duration of adjustment factor for return to equilibrium which is 10.30% in a month; Foreign Exchange Reserve has positive impact on the capitalization of DSE in long run. The overall impact of Everything But Arms (EBA) on Market Capitalization of Dhaka Stock Exchange is 72.18% in the same direction.

Keywords: Everything But Arms, Least Developed Countries, Most Favored Nations, Difference-in-Difference, Error Correction Model, Ready-Made Garments, Multi-Fiber Arrangements.


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Title: Impact of Everything But Arms (EBA) on the Dhaka Stock Exchange
Author: Dr. Md. Rayhanul Islam & Professor Huang Xiaoling
Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
Media: Online & Print
Volume: 7
Issue: 1
Issue publication (Year): 2022
Acceptance Date: 03/01/2022
Date of Publication: 14/01/2022
Free download: Available
Page: 34-52
First Page: 34
Last Page: 52
Paper Type: Research paper
Current Status: Published


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Md. Rayhanul Islam & Huang Xiaoling (2022). Impact of Everything But Arms (EBA) on the Dhaka Stock Exchange. International Journal of Science and Business, 7(1), 34-52. doi:

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Dr. Md. Rayhanul Islam (Corresponding author); Deputy General Manager, Bangladesh Bank, Dhaka.

Professor Huang Xiaoling, School of International Trade and Economics, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing, China.


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