The bank specific determinants of profitability on Islamic Banking Scheme (IBS) of mainstream banks in Malaysia / Raimi Rusli

Rusli, Raimi (2010) The bank specific determinants of profitability on Islamic Banking Scheme (IBS) of mainstream banks in Malaysia / Raimi Rusli. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Using central bank data of nine (9) years timeframe, this research intends to investigate the impact of bank-specific characteristics on Islamic banks‟ profits, during the period 2001 to 2009. The bank level data are obtained straightly from Bank Negara Malaysia database. This study employs regression models that relate bank profitability ratios to various explanatory variables. In this study, one ratio represent profitability measures that are return on assets (ROA), three variables (capital, loan and overhead) are drawn from the conventional banking literature as proxies for bank-specific factors. The results from this study indicate that the main determinants of Islamic bank’s profit are capital and loan, although the loan is negatively correlated to profitability. This study also found a positively significant relationship between profitability measures and capital of Islamic banks but no significant toward overhead. The findings revealed that the determinants of Islamic banks profitability are similar to those of the conventional banks. The similarity of determinants is a strong indicator that many of the tools and techniques used in conventional banking are potentially suitable for an Islamic banking environment. In conclusion, it is hoped that this study could provide not only bank managers, but also to the governments, with a better understanding and a guideline to enhance the financial positions of Islamic banks. This is important since Islamic banks play a vital role in the
current global economic crisis.


Item Type: Student Project
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Rusli, Raimi
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Banking > Special classes of banks and financial institutions
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Profits. Corporate profits
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance > Finance, Islamic
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Bandaraya Melaka Campus > Faculty of Business and Management
Programme: Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) Finance (BA242)
Keywords: Profitability; Islamic Banking Scheme; Capital; Loan; Overhead
Date: 2010
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