Finance Research Papers/Topics

The Effects Of Political Risk And Macroeconomic Factors On Stock Market Performance In Kenya

ABSTRACT This study provides a critical review of the effects of political risk and macroeconomic factors on stock market performance in Kenya. The study was undertaken due to the country’s increasingly volatile political environment following the 2007/2008 political violence that rocked the country as a result of the fiercely contested presidential elections in addition to the erratic movement in key macroeconomic variables in the Kenyan economy. Unlike previous studies that analysed the i...

Accounts Receivable Management And Financial Performance Of Embu Water And Sanitation Company Limited, Embu County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Accounts receivable represents money owed to a business in return for goods already delivered or services already rendered. Proper maintenance of accounts receivable helps an organization maintain customer loyalty, track customer credit and uncollected profits. However, many organizations nowadays encounter numerous challenges in regard to their invoicing and accounts receivable process. Embu Water and Sanitation Company limited operate in conditions which limit its ability to maximi...

Effect Of Monetary Policy On Retail Interest Rates In Kenya

ABSTRACT Kenya’s economic policy stance since 1966 has been to keep interest rates under control so as to promote monetary stability. Economic growth and inflation averaged 4.4 per cent and 10.2 per cent, respectively, in the period 1963 to 2016. However, despite the growth rate of the economy and moderate inflation rates, managing interest rates remained a major macroeconomic policy concern. The lending rates and deposit rate responded to interbank and treasury bill rates changes but with ...

Effects Of Dividend Policy On Share Price Of Firms Listed At The Nairobi Securities Exchange, Kenya

ABSTRACT Dividend policy is a widely researched topic in the field of corporate finance; however, it still remains a mystery as to whether dividend policy affects the share prices of quoted firms. During the period under review (2001-2011), share prices of listed firms in the Nairobi Securities Exchange severely fluctuated making it difficult for investors to make informed investment decisions. The general objective of this study was to investigate the effect of dividend policy (cash and sha...

Internal Controls And Credit Risk Among Commercial Banks Listed In Nairobi Securities Exchange Kenya

 ABSTRACT Inappropriate credit policies, as well as inadequate, limited institutional capacity by Kenya's financial sector, led to several of the banking institutions collapsing over what was termed as poor management of credit risks which resulted to increased amounts of loans that were not being serviced. The main aim of the research project was to establish the effects of internal controls on credit risk among the banks listed in Nairobi Securities Exchange. The distinctive goals include...

Shariah Banking And Financial Performance Of Selected Commercial Banks In Kenya

ABSTRACT As of December 2017, the Kenyan banking sector registered a decline in performance with the subdued economic activities. The industry reported a decrease in profit after tax by 9.6 % during the year 2017. A decline in asset quality was reported, with the NPLs ratio increasing to 12.3 % in December 2017 from 9.3 % in December 2016. The general aim was to establish how financial performance of selected Kenya commercial banks is affected by shariah-compliant banking. The research was g...

Foreign Financial Inflows And Stock Market Development At The Nairobi Securities Exchange, Kenya

ABSTRACT Despite the stock markets’ pivotal role towards economic growth, stock market development in Kenya and its contribution to economic growth is still an issue of great concern to policy makers and scholars. The Kenyan stock market is characterized by a small number of listing, lack of sophisticated infrastructure, narrow range of tradable instruments and very low liquidity. Moreover, the market is highly volatile as evidenced by high volatility in key market indicators during the pe...

Determinants Of Micro Credit Performance In Microfinances In Kenya

ABSTRACT  Efficient debt management determines the cash flow and the success of the day-to-day operations of the business. Poor credit management leads to late payment to creditors and other stakeholders in the supply chain. This study focused on the determinants of micro credit performane in kenya. The objective of this study was to establish factors that determine micro credit performance in Kenya.The researcher surveyed loan accounts of a micro finace institution. The researcher took micr...

Technological Banking Innovations And Financial Inclusion By Commercial Banks In Nairobi City County, Keny

ABSTRACT Financial inclusion is the provision of financial services at affordable costs to sections of underprivileged and low-income segments of society, in contrast to financial exclusion where those services are not available or affordable. Failure to constantly redesign strategies that help the commercial banks adapt to changing business environment may lead to a strategic mismatch between what they offer and what markets demands. The objective was to study Technological Banking Innovati...

Factors Affecting The Adoption Of Technological Innovation By Commercial Banks In Kenya

ABSTRACT This thesis focused on factors affecting diffusion and impact of internet banking. It was based on the theory that when a cost-saving innovation, such as internet banking, is initially introduced, large banks have an advantage to adopt it first and enjoy further growth in size. Over time, due to environmental changes (demand change, technology progress and banking deregulation); the innovation diffuses into smaller banks. As a result, the aggregate bank size distribution increases s...

Monetary Policy Instruments And Financial Performance Of Commercial Banks In Kenya

ABSTRACT The commercial banks in Kenya have witnessed a general decline in their profitability over the years occasioned by the global financial crisis of 2008 which ravaged the banking sector. Financial performance of Kenyan banks has since declined from 4.43% in 2010 to 2.8% in 2018. Consequently, some banks were put under receivership a few years after the crisis while others navigated through the difficult times, albeit with declining profitability. The Central Bank of Kenya responded wi...

Financial Outreach And Financial Sustainability Of Licensed Deposit Taking Microfinance Institutions In Nairobi City County, Kenya.

Deposit Taking Microfinance institutions have increased in number through issuance of license by Central Bank of Kenya. The trend of financial sustainability for deposit taking microfinance institutions overall sector over the years has been below the threshold except for 2013 when operating self-sufficiency was only achieved. In the year 2017 the sector was hit by loss making whirlwind with only Faulu staying afloat thus raising an alarm that financial sustainability needed to be checke...

Public Participation And Accountability Systems In Development Projects Implemented By Kitui County Government, Kenya

ABSTRACT Public participation not only gives the public the opportunity to air their views but also a chance to engage the government on matters that concern them most and influence policies to be undertaken, when, where and how they will be implemented. Accountability is an important tool in ensuring a government is responsive to the public. A responsible government not only explains the use of public resources to her citizens but goes an extra mile in ensuring its programs serve public inte...

Relationship Between Youth Unemployment And Economic Growth In Kenya

ABSTRACT Employment opportunities have been the most significant priority by the Kenyan Government, where various policies have been put in place to cater for it. Economic growth is reckoned to be essential since a positive growth rate will encourage inward investment and improve revenues, which can be spent on long-term public sector works. However, youth unemployment is a consistent problematic element in Kenya, affecting the economy to a large extent. The general objective of this study wa...

Financial Management Practices And Financial Performance Of Kenya Tea Development Agency Managed Tea Factories In Kenya

ABSTRACT Financial management in KTDA managed factories is concerned with ensuring funds are available when needed and that they are obtained and used in the most efficient and effective way to the benefit of the shareholders. Financial performance of KTDA managed tea factories in terms of service delivery continue being poor as depicted by low sales revenue and low profitability in most factories. There has been an issue of delay of the supply of services due to mismanagement of funds i...


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