Day: October 22, 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 …