Research Papers/Topics in Finance

AWARENESS OF PREGNANT WOMEN ON GOOD NUTRITION A STUDY OF PANKSHIN

The effect of nutrition education programme on food related knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices of literate women in Pankshin community was investigated using quasi-experimental design. The non-randomized control group, pretest-posttest quasiexperimental design was employed for the study. The population for the study comprised 1,807 literate women in Pankshin community. One hundred and sixty-six literate women in Pankshin community constituted the sample for the study. The instrum...

The Role Of Forensic Accounting As A Mechanism For Fraud Detection In Nigeria Public Service

The mismanagement of notable government businesses across the nation has led to the abandonment of viable public projects and the attendant indiscriminate lay-off of staff in the public sector have generated the ever-increasing attention in academic, private and public sectors. As a result of the increase in the level of decadence in the government sector, a gamut of dissenting voices have been raised necessitating the need to examine the relationship that exist between forensic accountin...

ANALYSIS OF THE CHALLENGES FACING COMPANY INCOME TAX ADMINISTRATION IN NIGERIA

This study examines the effect of tax administration and revenue on economic growth of Nigeria. To achieve the objective of this paper, data was collected from primary and secondary sources. The secondary sources were from scholarly books and journals while the primary source involved a well structured questionnaire of three sections of sixty five items with an average reliability of 0.78. The data collected from the questionnaire and secondary data were analyzed using relevant regression...

Impact of Fundamental Factor on Stock Price of Nepalese Commercial Bank

This study is carried out with the objective of determining the impact of fundamental factors on stock price of Nepalese commercial banks. The fundamental factor in this study includes Return on Assets (ROA), Return on Equity (ROE), Earnings per Share (EPS), Non-performing Loan to Total Loan (NPL) and Credit Deposit Ratio (CD). The fundamental data and stock price data of past 4 years i.e. (2013-14 to 2016-17) of 14 banks selected on the basis of judgement sampling has been taken for the purp...

Analysis Of The Relationship Between Expenditure On Oil Imports And Public Spending On Selected Social Services In Kenya

Since independence, oil imports in Kenya have been rising mainly to sustain the nascent transport, manufacturing, energy, agriculture and maritime sectors among other uses in the country. The growth in the country’s oil import bill has however been closely related to public spending in the health and education sectors which experienced shocks owing to the growth in expenditures apportioned to the rising volume of oil imports. Given the significance of the social pillar of the Kenya Vi...

Bank Specific Factors And Risk Taking Among Commercial Banks In Kenya

Commercial banks’ role of intermediation between borrowers and lenders plays a critical role in money creation process. The taking of deposits and lending it to borrowers makes banking industry a special business. However, this unique banking characteristic exposes banks to risk-taking. Lending may lead to accumulation of risky loan portfolio that may eventually affect the stability of the whole banking industry. Banks performance can be measured using different key performance indica...

Determinants Of Current Account Balance In Kenya

Current account is one of the components in the Balance of Payment of a country. It covers all the transactions that involve the real sources (goods, services, income).It comprises the international balances of transactions in trade of goods and services, factor income and current transfers. Current account balance is significant because it is key economic indicator of country’s external performance. Despite this voluminous literature, there is hardly any consensus as regards the dete...

Effect Of Banks And Market Specific Characteristics On The Use Of Derivatives Among Commercial Banks In Kenya

Since the global financial turmoil in 2008, which led to the fall down of financial institutions, there is an increased focus on risk management practices in financial institutions globally. Being an essential tool for risk management and investment reasons, the usage of derivatives has grown speedily lately. Interest rate and currency risks represent the key forms of risks faced by the banks due to their volatility. While several empirical studies have been conducted in the developed f...

Effect Of Macroeconomic Factors On External Reserves In Nigeria

External reserves are recognized as key ingredients for financing international trade. The fall in Nigeria's external reserves has been of great concern as this has caused panic in both the economic and political environment. This is because Nigeria greatly depends on its external reserves for import cover, exchange rate stability and for international ranking. In 2014, external reserves for Nigeria went below three months import cover, which is the International Monetary Fund, stipulat...

Electronic Banking And Financial Performance Of Commercial Banks In Kenya

Information technology has changed the traditional ways of doing business to a digital and electronic way that has led to globalization. The banking industry has been forced by the wave ofelectronic payment system in the business environment to change from its traditional ways such as: long queues as customers waited to be served, delay in the clearing house as representatives of different banks waited to settle their dues and manual work that resulted to errors. The main ...

Internal Controls Andfinancial Performance Ofcommercial Banks In Kenya

In the recent past there has been failure of some of the largest commercial banks in the Kenya. This trend puts into question the ability of the internal control systems and the Central Bank of Kenya prudential guidelines to steer the commercial banks stability and performance. However, the recent failures have put pressure on the industry regulators and players to rethink how best the institutions can align their internal control systems and compliance as tools of ensurin...

Financial Risk And Performance Of Commercial And Services Listed Companies In Nairobi Securities Exchange, Kenya

ABSTRACT There has been a declining trend in the performance of companies in Nairobi Securities Exchange in the recent past with seventeen companies issuing profit warnings to investors in the year 2019, fifteen in 2018, while eighteen firms issued in 2015. Most of the firms reporting inadequate profits were listed in the Commercial and Services sector of the Nairobi Securities Exchange. It raises concern whether companies listed in this sector were more exposed to financial risks in the ...

The Impact Of External Debt Servicing On Capital Formation And Gross Domestic Product In Kenya

ABSTRACT Kenya is seeking to meet the Sustainable Development Goals-2030 agenda. The serious challenge to this course remains the soaring debt obligations, capturing a significant portion of the national budget. Kenya has been borrowing externally at higher rates and continually expanding the debt ceiling. The government will therefore in future spend a significant portion of its revenue repaying the debts at the cost of important local investment. The government is therefore limited to...

Business Process Re-Engineering And Financial Performance Of Tier One Commercial Banks In Kenya

ABSTRACT Financial performance of commercial banks dwells entirely on generated returns of assets from operations whereas loan portfolio falls as a critically valuable asset that unfortunately exposes the institution to financial risks. Business Process Reengineering is a management practice that aims to improve the efficiency in the business processes. Commercial banks seem to have slowed down in Re-engineering making business processes still to be costly and slow. Commercial banks acr...

Joint Liability And Group Loan Performanceamong Micro Finance Institutions: A Case Of Nyandarua County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Group based lending has been synonymous with most borrowers of the lower economic end in the developing world and this is no exemption to borrowers in Kenya. For a long time low income earners had been left out and were previously unbanked. The microfinance model through group lending has ensured inclusion of these players to the economy. Group lending is done through self-organised groups of individuals mostly between 5 and 20 who lack mainstream collateral but can co guarante...


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