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Factors Influence Intention to Opt for Islamic Investment Schemes among Market Players

Download full paper: No 40 Employing theory of reasoned action with religiosity as its additional construct in the model, this paper is aimed at examining factors influence the intention of investors to opt Islamic investment schemes in Malaysia Islamic capital markets. As many as 120 questionnaires were collected from market players in Bursa Malaysia using …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Withdrawal Behavior of Malaysian Islamic Bank Customers: Empirical Evidence from Three Major Issues

Download: PDF Abstract As interest is prohibited, the reliance of Islamic banking towards bank deposits from depositors is higher than conventional banking. Efforts that could help in preventing funds withdrawal by the depositors thus become necessary in order to avoid bank instability. This study is aimed at investigating factors that may influence the withdrawal behavior …

Factors Influence Switching Behavior of Islamic Bank Customers in Malaysia

Download: PDF Abstract An Islamic bank is now not only facing competition from its peer Islamic banks but also from conventional banks, which offer Islamic banking products through their Islamic subsidiary. When the competition becomes tougher, customers are given more options to choose their banks and switch from their current bank to other Islamic banks. …

Profitability Determinants of Islamic and Conventional Banks in Malaysia: A Panel Regression Approach

Download: PDF Abstract This paper examines the impact of bank-specific and macroeconomic factors upon the profitability performance of Islamic and conventional banks in Malaysia using panel data regression analysis. The sample comprises of seventeen conventional banks and thirteen Islamic banks covering the period of 2005-2009. The results show that liquidity ratios and macroeconomic condition are …

The Role of Stock Markets in Promoting Economic Growth in Malaysia: Islamic vis-à-vis Conventional

Download: PDF Abstract The purpose of this study is to evaluate the dynamic effects of both Islamic and conventional stock markets development on the economic growth, particularly in Malaysia. The model estimation used to explain the relationship is the autoregressive distributed lag model with the variable of FTSE BM Emas Shariah Index to represent Islamic …

The Performance of Insurance Industry in Malaysia: Islamic vis-à-vis Conventional Insurance

Download: PDF Abstract The Islamic financial institutions have been developing tremendously since the last three decades. However, many studies are focused more on the development and performance of banking and financial markets and almost neglecting another specific and important sector, which is insurance. Thus, this study aims to measure the performance of Islamic insurance industry …

Factors influencing international students’ choice towards universities in Malaysia

Download: PDF Abstract This paper is aimed to determine factors influencing international postgraduate students in choosing university in Malaysia. Factors such as programs offered, fees, promotion, facilities, prominence, environment, convenience, and scholarship were utilized. A total of 135 international postgraduate students were involved in this study through a direct survey. The percentage technique to extract …