Research Papers/Topics in Finance

THE ROLE OF REMITTANCES IN THE ECONOMIC GROWTH OF NIGERIA

ABSTRACTRemittances constitute a portion of international migrant workers earnings sent back from the country of employment to the country of origin.While the rates and levels of officially recorded remittances to developing countries has increased enormously over the last decade, academic and policy-oriented research has not come to a consensus over whether remittances contribute to longer-term growth (Nnaemeka, 2007).This study focuses on the role of remittances in the economic growth of Ni...

Economic Impacts of M-Pesa in a Develping Economy: A Case Study of Nairobi CBD

ABSTRACTAccess to financial services in a country is essential for economic growth. The term access to financial services refers to the ease with which an individual can use financial services if theywant to. It is thus distinct from usage; an individual may have access to financial services but choose not to use them. It is also possible for an individual to face access constraints even if they are using a financial service. For example, an individual may have a bank account, but may face co...

Impact of Financial Constraints on Firms' Investment Decision in Nigeria

The study is focused in examining financial constraint and investment decision of firms in Nigeria. The study seeks to reveal various financial constraints that are having effect on firms’ investment decision. The data have been taken from the balance sheet of nine (9) manufacturing firms listed in the Nigerian Stock Exchange for the time period 2008 to 2012. Multiple regression analysis has been done to examine the relationship among firm’s size, dividend payout ratio, firm’s age, capi...

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RATIO ANALYSIS AS A TOOL FOR PERFORMANCE EVALUATION (CASE STUDY OF GLAXOSMITHKLINE)

INTRODUCTIONRatio  has been most important tools for the effective  development of manufacturing companies and industries, the major uses of ratio is to  access the profitability, gearing, liquidity and asset turnover of the company. The introduction of ratio analysis in manufacturing company has brought about a turn around in many industry and companies.The important of  ratio analysis in the running of any manufacturing cannot be over emphasizes, it is this significant r...