Empirical analysis on macroeconomic variables and oil price in Malaysia / Muhammad Naim Ilham Mohd. Affendy

Mohd. Affendy, Muhammad Naim Ilham (2020) Empirical analysis on macroeconomic variables and oil price in Malaysia / Muhammad Naim Ilham Mohd. Affendy. Degree thesis, UiTM Cawangan Johor.


The oil and gas industry as a whole figure prominently in a Malaysia economy, having contributed fully one-fifth of its GDP over the past decade. On a standalone basis, the Malaysian gas industry produced and sold into the local market gas valued at over RM 10 billion in 2017. As with any commodity, stock, or bond, the laws of supply and demand cause oil prices to change. When supply exceeds demand, prices fall; the inverse is also true, when demand outpaces supply. While supply and demand impact oil prices, it is actually oil futures that set the price of oil. Due to that circumstances, the aim of this study is to investigate the factors affecting the fluctuation of oil prices and its relationship towards the macroeconomics variables from 1990 to 2019, a yearly basis. Using the Ordinary Least Square (OLS) method, the researched topic will be examined. Data from the Malaysia oil price is used a dependent variable while the other four (4) variables namely a gross domestic product (GDP), foreign direct investment (FDI), inflation rate, and interest rate are used as independent variables. Findings from this study shows real interest rate have a significant relationship with the crude oil price.


Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Mohd. Affendy, Muhammad Naim Ilham
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Mohamed Yousop, Nur Liyana
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Macroeconomics
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Petroleum industry and trade
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Interest rates
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Johor > Segamat Campus > Faculty of Business and Management
Programme: Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) Investment Management
Keywords: Macroeconomic; Oil price; Interest rate
Date: October 2020
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/59868
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