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The marketing and economic implications of the manipulation of share prices: Nigeria stock exchange experience


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  1. Authors:
      • Ajayi Ezekiel Oluwole, Afiliation: Department of Business Administration, University Osogbo, Osun, Nigeria
      • Omolekan Olushola Joshua, Afiliation: Department of Economics & Business Studies, Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa ,Edo, Nigeria

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  2. Keywords: Share-prices, Capital Market, Manipulation, Marketing & Economic Impact

  3. Abstract:
    This paper examined the marketing and economic effects of the manipulation of share prices in the Nigerian Stock Exchange. The survey research design was adopted. Data collected was analyzed using the regression analysis. Student t- test was used to test the two hypotheses formulated at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that capital market infractions such as fraudulent disposal of investor assets, illegal fund management and the wonder bank syndrome, others are insider dealings, corporate accounting fraud and share price manipulations affects the capital market and the economy .The study concluded that share prices manipulation actually influences the marketing and economic values of the shares being manipulated. It was recommended that the Nigerian government must put in place strong regulatory measures and punish the entire offender that has been found guilty. It was also recommended that for the market to rebound, stockbrokers that accessed margin facility from banks should be provided with certain percentage of their contributions to the loan as cushion to help them move on with their business.

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