Research Papers/Topics in Finance

Liquidity Management and Financial Performance of Selected Insurance Companies in Nigeria

Financial performance of an organization is one of the major concerns of any business venture because without financial performance, organizations cannot survive especially in a decentralized system and the going concern is not guaranteed. The importance of liquidity management as it affects corporate financial performance in today’s business cannot be overemphasized. The crucial part of managing working capital is required maintaining its liquidity in day-to-day operation to ensure its smo...

The Determinants of Financial Inclusion

There are hosts of dynamics contributing to financial inclusion. These sources may be both from the demand side and supply side. The government and financial institutions use several policy initiatives to encourage the supply of financial services to the excluded sector. However, the demand-side factors of financial access have attracted little focus. This study provides an over-view of sources of financial inclusion and highlights the policy measures from the perspective of consumers of fina...

Effect of Government Expenditure on Economic Growth in East Africa: A Disaggregated Model

The goal of this research was to investigate empirically how government expenditure contributes to economic growth in East Africa. Most existing studies examining the relationship between expenditure and economic growth show conflicting results and mainly focus on aggregate expenditure. Hence this study focused on disaggregated expenditure over the period from 1980 to 2010. The objective ofthe study was to establish these expenditures that have effects on growth using balanced panel fixed eff...

Budget Implementation and the Achievement of Millennium Development Goals.

ABSTRACT This study is an assessment of the impact of budget implementation in the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – Related programmes in Anambra State, with the sole objective of examining how the state’s policy and spending autonomy significantly enhance the achievement of the MDGs – related programmes. It is based on the above objective that the study hypothesized that if there is effective implementation of budget in Anambra State, then there is the likelihood...

The Impact of Micro-Finance Bank On the Economic Growth of Nigeria

ABSTRACT This research study examines the impact of microfinance banks on the economic growth of Nigeria. The general objective of this study is to ascertain the impact of micro-finance bank to the economic growth of Nigeria. The other specific objectives of this include: to determine the relationship between loans and advances of microfinance banks and the gross domestic product (GDP) of the Nigeria, to ascertain the effect of deposits liabilities of microfinance banks on the gross domestic ...

THE IMPORTANCE OF ACCURATE STOCK CONTROL IN AN ORGANIZATION A CASE STUDY OF NIGERIA STOCK EXCHANGE

CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTIONThe importance of accurate stock control in an Organization cannot be over emphasized no matter how diligent the job of control (computerized or manual). Some discrepancies are bound to occur. The system is operated by people, and people sometimes make mistakes.Every inventory item should be physically counted and checked against its balance at least once a year. This verification of the quality balance is subsequently adjusted to match the actual count, for this reason...

INTERCOMMUNICATION SYSTEM IN BANKING OPERATION

CHAPTER ONE1.1 INTRODUCTIONCommunication is the transfer of information from one person known as the sender to another person, known as the receiver. The role of communication in human life cannot be over emphasized. A result of this, there is a need for computer to be used as a mean of recording system in the bank; this gave rise to “intercommunication system in banking operation”. Intercommunication system in banking operation can be defined as the process of carrying out the basic...

ROLE OF BANKING SECTOR IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF AGRICULTURAL EXPORTS IN NIGERIA

TABLE OF CONTENTSTitle page i Certification iiDedication iiiAcknowledgement ivTable of Contents viList of Tables xAbstract xiiCHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study 1 1.2 Statement of the Problem 5 1.3 Research Questions 61.4 Objective of the Study 6 1.5 Hypotheses of the Study 7 1.6 Justification of the Study 7 1.7 Scope of the Study 81.8 Organization of the Study 8CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW2.0 Introduction 102.1 Conceptual Review 102.1.1 Concept of Agricultural Expo...

EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE POLICIES ON THE PERFORMANCE OF DEPOSIT MONEY BANKS

TABLE OF CONTENTSTitle page i Certification iiDedication iiiAcknowledgement ivTable of Contents viList of Tables xAbstract xiiCHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study 1 1.2 Statement of the Problem 3 1.3 Research Questions 61.4 Research Objectives 61.5 Research Hypotheses 71.6 Justification of the Study 7 1.7 Scope of the Study 81.8 Organization of the Study 9CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW2.0 Introduction 102.1 Conceptual Review 102.1.1 Exchange Rateand its Regime in Niger...

The Effects of Mobile Phone Technology On Financial Inclusion in Ghana

ABSTRACT The importance of financial inclusion especially in the developing world cannot be overemphasized. Several researches have pointed to the positive impact of financial inclusion on poverty reduction and financial integration. Provision of suitable financial services by traditional banks is hampered by poor road infrastructure, high cost of fees, amongst others. Financial exclusion mostly plagues the poor and vulnerable including women and households in rural and semi-rural areas. Wit...

Official Development Assistance and Agricultural Fixed Capital Formation in Africa: Evidence from A Panel of Countries

ABSTRACT Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has attracted substantial amounts of Official Development Assistance (ODA) over the years. General ODA flows to the continent currently stands at around $80 billion per annum and the figure is projected to be well above $125 billion due to the Sustainable Development Goals. Over the last five decades, SSA has received about $1 trillion in foreign aid for sector-specific (agriculture, health, etc.) development. Even though the impact of aid on economic growth...

Antecedents and Consequences of Board Interlocks: Evidence from The Ghana Stock Exchange

ABSTRACT This study investigates the antecedents and consequences of board interlocks on the Ghana Stock Exchange. The study looks at how factors such as the auditor network, industry network, foreign or local ownership network, gender effect, age effect, gender homophile and age homophile could influence the formation of interlocks between firms. The study also examined the relation between interlocks and Return on Assets, Return on Equity and Profitability among the firms. Data for the stu...

The Relationship Between Crude Oil and Oil Products Prices

Abstract: The main goal of this paper is to examine the relationship between crude oil and oil product prices. Many observers have attributed to part of spike in oil products price is because of lack of competition and demand and supply which prompts sellers to increase prices hence increased profit margins. However, according to Bacon (1991), noted the relationship between crude oil and oil product prices appear to be asymmetrical, “rockets and feathers” pattern whereby when price of cru...

Impact of Covid-19 on the Performance of Indian Equity Market in 2020

Abstract Due to the disruptions in global market the financial markets of India also reacted and experienced uncertainties which started in March 2020. This had a significant impact on the first quarter of the Financial Year 2020-21. It was predicted that India would perform severely in April-June and July-September quarter as result of decrease in manufacturing and service sector activities. However, what followed was entirely ironical as Indian & global stock markets witnessed a rise. This...

Challenges of Small Scale Business in Ogbomosho North Local Government Area of Oyo State

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1       Background to the Study The small scale businesses have a very important and effective role in developed countries generally and in developing countries especially because it is considered the backbone of their economies. Rajan (2013) states that the definition of small scale businesses may vary from county – to – country, year – to – year, from period to period and from time to time according to the level of economic development reached in ...


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