The determinants of Malaysia trade balance/ Nurul Atikah Noraji

Noraji, Nurul Atikah (2018) The determinants of Malaysia trade balance/ Nurul Atikah Noraji. [Student Project]


The study focus on the analysis of the main determinants that may have an impact on trade balance. Specifically, this study aims to determine the main determinants of trade balance in Malaysia by analyzing the relationship of domestic income (GDP), inflation (CPI), exchange rate (ER), foreign direct investment (FDI), government expenditure (GEX) with household consumption expenditure (HCEX). The study employs quarter data from the 1998 until 2016 that will gather from the UiTM DataStream. This study will use E-views as a tool for analyzing the data that have been collected. Increase in exchange rate will influence the domestic price, with the devaluation, we expect to have positive sign. On the other hand, the rise of household consumption expenditure might due to the risen of the income tend to worsen the trade balance. Hence we expect to have negative sign. Next, as the net income increase then we expect more good will be imported so this will lead to help improving the trade balance. Therefore, we expect to have positive sign. The rise in government expenditure will make the trade balance become worse so we expect the negative sign for this variables. For the foreign direct investment, we expect to have positive sign and lastly for the inflation, when inflation is low usually it may have higher trade deficit due to the monetary policy.


Item Type: Student Project
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Noraji, Nurul Atikah
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Thesis advisor
Abd Latif, Ruziah
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Mohamed Yousop, Noor Liyana
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Ramdhan, Nur Asyiqin
Thesis advisor
Aris, Noor Aniza
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Investment, capital formation, speculation
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Investment, capital formation, speculation > Foreign investments. Country risk
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Johor > Segamat Campus > Faculty of Business and Management
Programme: Bachelor of Business Adminitration (HONS) Finance
Keywords: Trade, Domestic income GDP, inflation, CPI, exchange rate, ER, Foreign direct investment, FDI, Government expenditure, GEX, UiTM Cawangan Johor
Date: 2018
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