Finance Research Papers/Topics

Influence of credit risk on shareholder market value of commercial banks listed in Nairobi Securities Exchange

Abstract This study examines the influence of credit risk on the shareholder market value of commercial banks listed in the Nairobi Securities Exchange. A mixed-method approach and concurrent design were used in this study. Logistic regression was performed to ascertain the influence of credit risk on shareholder market value of commercial banks listed in the Nairobi Securities Exchange as a quantitative method and processes tracing as a qualitative approach to trace the causal mechanism by ...

Effect of Financial Capability on Investment Among Financially Included Youth: Case of Nyeri and Kirinyaga Counties, Kenya.

Abstract Financial inclusion has been found to play a critical role in poverty and unemployment reduction through household investments. This has seen countries put concerted efforts towards enhancing financial inclusion with the main objective of reducing poverty and unemployment. Kenya has also put efforts and has seen notable levels of increase of financial inclusion. Majority of the citizens can now access wide range of financial services. Contrary to high levels of financial inclusion i...

Infrastructure and Technology Planning and Development for Sustainable Industrial Growth: Lessons from Wood Enterprises in Kenya

Abstract This paper interrogates industrial development in Kenya. It presents a discourse in support of modernizing local technologies and focusing on small manufacturing enterprises (Jua Kali) to anchor sustainable industrial development in Less Developed Countries. The trend in production and performance in Wood Industry in Kenya is used to demonstrate that relying on modern technology brought in by foreign Direct Investment does not always lead to sustainable development. The paper is inf...

Income Distribution and Livelihood Analysis among Horticulture Farming Households in Nyeri District, Kenya

Abstract The objective of this study was to analyze the distribution of income and livelihood strategies among the horticulture farming households in Nyeri District, Kenya through the estimation of the Gini Coefficient. The study used secondary data obtained from a National Household Survey carried out in 2007 by Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development. The estimated Gini coefficients indicated that there is variability in the distribution of incomes among the households in ...

Effect Of Financial Capability On Investment Among Financially Included Youth: Case Of Nyeri And Kirinyaga Counties, Kenya

Abstract Financial inclusion has been found to play a critical role in poverty and unemployment reduction through household investments. This has seen countries put concerted efforts towards enhancing financial inclusion with the main objective of reducing poverty and unemployment. Kenya has also put efforts and has seen notable levels of increase of financial inclusion. Majority of the citizens can now access wide range of financial services. Contrary to high levels of financial inclusion i...

Mkhululi Ncube Project

This study examines the impact of inflation and monetary policy shocks on stock market performance in Zimbabwe from 2000 to 2022. Using data obtained from the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) returns, inflation rates obtained from the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency(ZIMSTAT), and interest rates obtained from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, the study analyzes the relationship between these variables regression where ZSE returns are the dependent variable while inflation and interest rates are t...

Rethinking Financial Globalization

Abstract: This chapter introduces the concept of financial globalization and examines the factors driving financial globalization in emerging and developing market economies. The role of financial globalization in driving the development and strengthening of the financial sector, sustainable economic growth, and the nature of innovations are explored. On a broader scale, there is a need to understand the developments in global financial innovation and their implications for developing and em...

Optimal Investment-consumption-insurance strategy with inflation risk and stochastic income in an Ito-levy setting

Abstract: In this study, we focus on finding the possible optimal strategy where there is consump tion, stochastic income, purchasing of life insurance and investment in risky and risk-less investments are made. The stock follows a jump diffusion process and the bond is linked to inflation making the two risky and we have the investment position taken also on the money market account. The wealth process is determined by the different generations of the life of an investor, that is before the...

A Study on Investment Pattern and the Factors Influencing Investment Decisions of an Individual

Rigorous financial investment is the need of the hour. For the Indian economy to grow at the desired rapid pace, more capital formation and hence rigorous capital mobilization by the investors is required. Like institutional investors, retails investors too need to have an organised portfolio in modern investments instead on relying on traditional methods of investment. Many a times these traditional investment overlap with what is also called as unorganised investments. In this paper we ...

Do Financial Knowledge Moderates Loss Aversion Bias in Investment Decision?(A Short & Long Run Analysis from Pakistan Stock Market)

This study investigated the Loss Aversion bias effect on investment decision short and long term under the moderating role of financial knowledge in the Pakistan stock market both in short and long run collected data from a sample of 160 investors. In the methodology econometric techniques, i.e. Reliability analysis, statistics of demographic variables, descriptive, correlation analysis, and regression analysis has been applied. The results reveals that Loss Aversion bias negatively affec...

Volatility of Stock Price and Causality Effects Among Four Major Stock Markets in ASEAN Countries

Stock price volatility is an indicator which often used by traders to find changes in market trends. The volatility of stock price plays an essential role in portfolio management, capital budgeting, decision making and policy-making. This research will examine the evidence on stock price volatility and identify the causal relationship between four stock markets in ASEAN by analysing the daily data of the stock index market of Indonesia (JKSE), Malaysia (KLCI), Thailand (SET), and Singapore (S...

The Effect of Portfolio Management on Banks: A Case Study of Selected Banks in Nigeria

Banks like many other economic organizations are expected to generate profitable incomes through effective and efficient utilization of portfolio of resources (inputs) to ensure continuity and meeting the investment returns expected by the shareholders. Banks core function to a large extent is financial intermediation that is taking money from the surplus units in terms of different kinds of deposit accounts to service the deficit units through loans and advances at different prices. Banks in...

Macroeconomic Fundamentals and Domestic Savings Mobilisation in the Sadc Region (2008-2017)

              ABSTRACT   Domestic savings play a critical role in augmenting capital accumulation and contributing toachieve and sustain high economic growth. The aim of this study is to examine the effect ofmacroeconomic fundamentals on domestic saving mobilisation in the SADC region. Paneldata analysis was used for 10 SADC member countries during the period of 2008-2017.Document analysis wasused to collect data from World bankdatabase. Multiple linearregression was used and regress...

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...


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