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Asymmetric trading by insiders: comparing abnormal returns and earnings prediction in Spain and Australia

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Asymmetric trading by insiders : comparing abnormal returns and earnings prediction in Spain and Australia. / Goncharov, Igor; Hodgson, Allan C.; Lhaopadchan, Suntharee; Sanabria Garcia, Sonia.

In: Accounting and Finance, Vol. 53, No. 1, 03.2013, p. 163-184.

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Goncharov, I, Hodgson, AC, Lhaopadchan, S & Sanabria Garcia, S 2013, 'Asymmetric trading by insiders: comparing abnormal returns and earnings prediction in Spain and Australia', Accounting and Finance, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 163-184. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-629X.2011.00461.x

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Goncharov, Igor ; Hodgson, Allan C. ; Lhaopadchan, Suntharee ; Sanabria Garcia, Sonia. / Asymmetric trading by insiders : comparing abnormal returns and earnings prediction in Spain and Australia. In: Accounting and Finance. 2013 ; Vol. 53, No. 1. pp. 163-184.

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