Impact of inflation and exchange rate towards Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in construction sector in Malaysia: an empirical study on the cross-sectional data by using EViews, 1992 2012 / Intan Maizura Abdul Rashid ... [et al.]

Abdul Rashid, Intan Maizura and Abu Samah, Irza Hanie and Hassan Basri, Haslina and Yeong, Shao Jieh (2017) Impact of inflation and exchange rate towards Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in construction sector in Malaysia: an empirical study on the cross-sectional data by using EViews, 1992 2012 / Intan Maizura Abdul Rashid ... [et al.]. Jurnal Intelek, 12 (1). pp. 79-84. ISSN 2682-9223

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The purpose of the studies is to investigate the impact of inflation and exchange rate towards Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Construction Sector in Malaysia. The construction reacts as important sectors in generating large income for people and revenue for the country. Therefore, FDI in construction sector can improve the quality of growth, and aid to achieving the goal of country development. In this study, the FDI in Construction Sector react as dependent variable and the independent variable are exchange rate and inflation rate in Malaysia. The primary contribution of this study can help both domestic and foreign firms to learn more about Malaysian economy and the FDI of Malaysia, particularly in construction sector. As this sector grows rapidly day-by-day, it is essential for investor and firms to understand more about the economic aspects, as well as the finance aspects. As these determinants may be proved to be significant towards FDI, the investor and firms can get such information and gain competitive advantage in the construction sector in Malaysia. The empirical analysis of this study was performed by using econometric methods that is Ordinary Least Square (OLS) regression which involved Augmented Dickey-Fuller (ADF) unit root test, and diagnostic tests, Heteroscedasticity Test model and Breush-Godfrey Serial Correlation LM Test. Lastly, the findings of this research paper have an important policy implications and show that all these issue may still need further devotion in future research.

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Abdul Rashid, Intan Maizura
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Abu Samah, Irza Hanie
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Hassan Basri, Haslina
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Yeong, Shao Jieh
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Business cycles. Economic fluctuations. Economic indicators
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Construction industry > Malaysia
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Investment, capital formation, speculation > Foreign investments. Country risk
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perlis > Arau Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Jurnal Intelek
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Jurnal Intelek (JI)
ISSN: 2682-9223
Volume: 12
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 79-84
Official URL: https://jurnalintelek.uitm.edu.my/index.php/main
Item ID: 40741
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysia, FDI, Construction sector, Inflation, Exchange Rate, Time series, Country Development
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/40741

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