Author(s): Mehmet Levent ERDA?

There are a number of factors upon which nations economic development. Capital market is one of these factors. Capital market has recently made very rapid development in all over the world and has an important role in meeting the need for funds to emerging economies. The aim of this study is investigate the importance of capital market for economies and the determination of the economic factors affecting in the Turkish Capital Market. This study is analyzed relationship between dependent variable such as market capitalization and independent variable such as gross domestic product, foreign direct investment, inflation rates, total number listed, value of total transaction, and current account balance. It is used multiple regression analysis in the research which has looked yearly data for the period from 1995 to 2014. At the end of the research, it has been concluded that there is a strong positive regression between market capital and gross domestic product. Moreover, it has been concluded that there is a negative regression between capital market and total trade value and current account balance.


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