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The Determinants of Bank Profitability: How Malaysian Islamic Banks Response to the Financing Risk

Authors: Mohammad Taqiuddin Mohamad, Ahmad Azam Sulaiman@Mohamad, Ahmad Hidayat Buang

DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/RXABYShort DOI: ggkv7x

Country: Malaysia View / Download Full Text PDF File


Abstract: The purpose of this article is to investigate the relationship between financing risk and profitability of Malaysian Islamic banks to find the impact of financing risk on bank profitabily in achieving high level of stability. A regression analysis is built on an unbalanced panel data set comprising 175 observations of 17 top Malaysian Islamic banks over the period 1994-2015. To this end, the empirical data are collected from individual Islamic banks’ financial statements as submitted to the Central Bank of Malaysia for supervisory purposes. Complementary sources include the Global Market Information Database, the World Bank's Annual Report through the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Center for Islamic Countries (SESRTCIC) and Asian Development Bank (ADB). All the determinant variables included in the model have statistically significant impacts on Malaysian Islamic banks’ profitability. However, the effects are not uniform across profitability measures. Regression findings reveal that capital ratio, financing loss provision and liquidity ratio significantly affect the profitability of Islamic banks. Some variables of monetary policy variables such as interest rate and interbank rate have a significant role on the Islamic banks’profitability. Interestingly, there is a difference of the two variables where interest rate shown negative sign while positive sign from interbank rate. Findings also suggest the economic conditions factors such as GDP growth and unemployment also affects the profitability of Islamic banks despite the sign is different.

Keywords: Profitability, financing risk and Malaysian Islamic banks


Paper Id: 319

Published On: 2018-11-01

Published In: Volume 6, Issue 6, November-December 2018

Cite This: The Determinants of Bank Profitability: How Malaysian Islamic Banks Response to the Financing Risk - Mohammad Taqiuddin Mohamad, Ahmad Azam Sulaiman@Mohamad, Ahmad Hidayat Buang - IJIRMPS Volume 6, Issue 6, November-December 2018. DOI 10.17605/OSF.IO/RXABY

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