Month: October 2017

Islamic Financial Services Patronizing Behavior in Tatarstan: An Exploratory Study

Download: PDF Abstract Despite the tremendous growth shown by global Islamic financial services industry, there are Muslim minority countries that have not embraced Islamic finance yet and Russian Federation is one of them. This research is aimed at investigating the people patronizing behavior towards Islamic financial services in the Republic of Tatarstan, the Russian Federation. …

Stock Markets and Economic Growth: A Comparative Analysis between Islamic and Conventional Markets in Malaysia

Download: PDF Abstract This paper aims at examining the impact of Islamic and conventional stock markets upon the macroeconomic performance in Malaysia. Real GDP is used to represent economic growth; while Islamic market capitalisation ratio and conventional market capitalisation ratio are used to indicate the Islamic and conventional stock market development, respectively. Investment ratio and …

Oil Prices and Determinants of Islamic and Conventional Banks’ Profitability in Saudi Arabia

Download: PDF Abstract Efforts have been made by the Saudi Arabian government for economic reform to bring about an economy driven by the private sector rather than a full reliance on oil sector. This study seeks to comparatively analyze the profitability determinants between conventional and Islamic banking sectors and the influence of oil price changes …

Dynamic Financial Model of Life Insurance and Family Takaful Companies in Malaysia

Download: PDF Abstract The ability to understand and identify factors affecting solvency of life insurance and family takaful company is crucial to various stakeholders of an insurance industry. The purpose of this study is to empirically study firm-specific and economic factors affecting solvency of life conventional insurance and family takaful companies in an emerging economy …

MACROECONOMICS INDICATORS AND BANK STABILITY: A CASE OF BANKING IN INDONESIA

Download: PDF Abstract This paper provides new empirical evidence of the bank stability in relation to the macroeconomic indicator of Indonesia. The bank stability is first calculated using Z-score, and then regressed using Autoregressive distributive lag (ARDL) model on the macroeconomic variables i.e. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in US dollar, Interest rates (IR) in percentage …

The Impact of Corporate Governance on CSR Disclosure in Islamic Banks: Empirical Evidence from GCC Countries

Download: PDF Abstract Very limited number of studies discuss about the relationship between corporate governance structures and the level of corporate social responsibility disclosure in GCC, particularly in Islamic banking industry. The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of corporate governance upon the level of corporate social responsibility disclosure in GCC Islamic …

Determinants of Islamic Banking Deposit: Empirical Evidence from Indonesia

Download: PDF Abstract This paper is aimed at examining factors that influence the level of deposit in Indonesia Islamic banking. Data were collected from December 2000 to January 2011 which includes total deposit, interest rate, Islamic deposit rate, inflation, income and financial crisis. Cointegration test and impulse response functions are employed to examine the long …

Factors Influence Customer Loyalty in Kuwait Islamic Banks: An Exploratory Study

Download: PDF Abstract Protecting market share against rival firms is more important than ever due to the decline in market growth rate and the increase in the competition. The main requirement for protecting market share is to create loyal customers. Therefore, the main objective of this paper is to examine interrelationships between service quality, emotional …

Factors Determine Islamic Banking Performance in Malaysia: A Multiple Regression Approach

Download: PDF Abstract Evidence has shown that Islamic banking is experiencing tremendous development since the last three decades, especially in Malaysia. This study is aimed at investigating factors that determine the Islamic banking performance in Malaysia, particularly in the period of 2006 to 2010. The predictors are loan loss provision to total assets, net loans …

The Susceptibility of Islamic Banks’ Credit Risk Towards Macroeconomic Variables

Download: PDF Abstract Credit risk is the most anticipated risk in the banking system. It is one of the key elements to assess systemic risk and stress testing financial fragility which is very helpful to come up with macro-prudential surveillance in financial systems. Unlike the conventional banking system, there is dearth of empirical study on …