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Title: Foreign banking, financial development and economic growth: recent evidence from MENA Region
Other Titles: Banche straniere, sviluppo finanziario e crescita economica: evidenze recenti della regione MENA (Middle East e North Africa)
Authors: Filotto, Umberto
El Biesi, Mohamed
Keywords: banks
profitability
financial markets
financial development
forgien banks
economic growth
FDI
MENA (Middle East and Northern Africa)
Issue Date: 15-Jul-2010
Abstract: In this thesis we tried to combine the interests of both foreign banks and policy makers. On the one side, we investigated foreign banks operating in MENA region for better understanding what factors have more effect on their profitability (first part of this work). On the other side, from the policy maker’s perspective, we examined factors that could help to enhance the functioning of their countries’ financial systems and thereby the economic growth. Using unbalanced dataset of 71 foreign banks in nine MENA countries, the first part investigated two main research subjects: the impact of selected macroeconomic, financial market and bank specific determinants on foreign banks profitability and the effect of provision of Islamic Financial Services (IFS). The results show that the most significant factors affecting foreign banks’ profitability in MENA are capital, total assets and liquidity ratios at bank level, and stock market capitalization, trade volume, bilateral trade and leve...
Description: 23. ciclo
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2108/1345
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