This book extends a comprehensive body of theoretical and empirical work on global stock markets and their impact on economic growth in the case of Arab countries, East-Asia Pacific and the G- 7 Economies. It considered modern econometric techniques by using the three different estimation methods of OLS, 2SLS and GMM estimators on consistent panel data sets for the three groups of countries over the period 1980-2002. It compared the estimation results for the Arab countries with the East Asia-Pacific countries and the G-7 economies. This work was supervised by Professor P.N.(Raja) Junankar, and examined by Professor Steve Dowrick (Australian National University), Professor Ali Kutan (Southern Illinois University, USA), and Professor Panicos Demetraides (Leicester University, UK).