Macroeconomics determinants of the credit risk: the case of Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia/ Nurul Fathiah Ibrahim

Ibrahim, Nurul Fathiah (2017) Macroeconomics determinants of the credit risk: the case of Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia/ Nurul Fathiah Ibrahim. [Student Project]


Credit risk is one of the main risks that seriously affects banks' viability as evident from 1997 Asian Financial Crisis (AFC) and the recent Global Financial Crisis (GFC). Therefore, the purpose of this study is to identify the effect of macroeconomic variables on credit risk in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. The sample of this study comprises data on a yearly basis over a 20 year period from 1997 to 2016. Macroeconomic factors are used as the indicator in determining the credit risk rate which is Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Inflation Rate and Unemployment rate. This study use secondary data focused on the quantitative approach. A Pooled Ordinary Least Square (OLS) model tests are conducted in EViews software to determine the result to be used in this study. All data are subjected to several empirical tests to investigate the relationship with credit risk such as descriptive analysis, correlation analysis, regression analysis and test on assumptions. Based on the result, the inflation rate is has a positive and significant relationship with credit risk while GDP and unemployment rate have an insignificant and negative relationship with credit risk.


Item Type: Student Project
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Ibrahim, Nurul Fathiah
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Misman, Dr. Faridah Najuna
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Macroeconomics
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Banking > Bank loans. Bank credit. Commercial loans
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Johor > Segamat Campus > Faculty of Business and Management
Programme: Bachelor of Business Adminitration (HONS) Finance
Keywords: Macroeconomics, Credit risk, UiTM Cawangan Johor
Date: 2017
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