Shariah Governance Framework Gaps and Issues

The ultimately concern of Islamic Financial Institutions is the conduct of their business in accordance to the principles of Shariah. In light of this concern, The Shariah Governance Framework was introduced . . .

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Noor Azian Ismail, Dr Shaikh Hamzah Abdul Razak
Pages : 1-10
Volume 3 , Issue 1
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Exchange Rate Equilibrium – The Thermodynamics Approach

A thermodynamic analogy in economics is older than the idea of von Neumann to look for market entropy in liquidity, advice that was not taken in any thermodynamic analogy presented so far in the literature. . . .

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S. Prabakaran
Pages : 11-24
Volume 3 , Issue 1
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The Financial Determinants of Private Investment in Ghana

This paper examines the financial determinants of private investment in Ghana using annual time series data from 1970 to 2010. Based on the autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) bounds testing procedure . . .

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Maame Esi Eshun, George Adu, Emmanuel Buabeng
Pages : 25-40
Volume 3 , Issue 1
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Corporate Governance and Maqasid Shariah: An Empirical Study on Management Practices of Takaful Operators in Malaysia

The development of the takaful industry in Malaysia has seen tremendous growth since its inception and has emerged as an important component of the Islamic financial system in Malaysia. Being an Islamic . . .

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Nor Zarina Abu, DjasrizaJasin, Shaikh Hamzah Abdul Razak, Kamaruddin Sharif
Pages : 41-56
Volume 3 , Issue 1
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The Test of Semi - Strong Efficiency Theory in the Nigerian Capital Market: An Empirical Analysis in the Context of Dividend Announcements

This study tests the semi-strong form of market efficiency theory. It employs event study methodology in which a sample of 20 randomly selected stocks listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange on which dividend . . .

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John Ayodele Ogundina, Olufunmilayo A. Ajala, Yusuf Aina Soyebo
Pages : 57-69
Volume 3 , Issue 1
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The Role of Oil Prices and Real Exchange Rate on the Output Growth in Nigeria

This study empirically examines the impact of oil price and exchange rate on Nigerian economy. Data spanning over the period of 1970 to 2012 was used and we applied the stationary tests, vector autoregressive . . .

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R. Santos Alimi, Bayo Fatukasi
Pages : 70-79
Volume 3 , Issue 2
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Post-Merger Analysis of the Financial Performance of SG SSB

The study focused on the post merger analysis of the financial performance of SG-SSB. Data for a ten year period from 2004 to 2013 was used to analyse the financial performance. The analysis and discussion . . .

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Samuel Gameli Gadzo, John Gartchie Gatsi, Richard Kofi Akoto
Pages : 80-91
Volume 3 , Issue 2
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Financial Analysis of Rain tree (Samanea Saman) Plantations in Bangladesh

The paper discusses financial analysis of rain tree (Samanea suman) plantations in Bangladesh. It considers village woodlots, embankments, and road sides plantations. A sample 19 kilometer plantations . . .

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Mohammad Yunus, M.A.T. Hossain
Pages : 92-97
Volume 3 , Issue 2
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Assessment of the Relationship between Interest Rate Spread and Performance of Commercial Banks Listed In Nairobi Securities Exchange

Despite the liberalization of the financial sector, high interest rate spreads is still an issue of concern in a number of African countries, including Kenya. This study investigated the relationship of . . .

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Benard Kiptoo Rono, Lewis Wakoli Wachilonga, Robert Silikhe Simiyu
Pages : 98-112
Volume 3 , Issue 2
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The Macro - Economic Consequences and Regulatory Challenges of Currency Counterfeiting In Nigeria

Currency otherwise regarded as paper money and coins constitutes a potent economic lubricant in Nigeria and all over the world. Its role as legal tender in promoting transactions in goods and services . . .

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Bala Pius Daniel, Cletus Usman Idoko
Pages : 113-120
Volume 3 , Issue 2
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Volatility Transmission among Macroeconomic Variables, Gold Return, Stock Return, Oil Return and Exchange Rate Return: Evidence from Pakistani Economy

This study employed GARCH and TGARCH models to examine the volatility transmission and asymmetry of information on volatility among macroeconomic variables in Pakistan for the period 2000 to 2010 monthly . . .

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Sania Nawaz, Tariq Javed
Pages : 121-133
Volume 3 , Issue 3
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IPSAS, A Guaranteed Way of Quality Government Financial Reporting? A Comparative Analysis of the Existing Cash Accounting and IPSAS Based Accounting Reporting

Purpose: The paper makes a cost benefit analysis of IPSAS adoption in Zimbabwe .It compares the existing cash accounting basis and the proposed IPSAS based accounting reporting. Methodology: To make a . . .

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Charity Mhaka
Pages : 134-141
Volume 3 , Issue 3
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The Effect of Intellectual Capital on the Performance of Listed Companies in Iran Stock Exchange: A Panel Data Approach

According to the resource-based view, intellectual capital is strategic resources that enable companies to create competitive advantage and deliver superior financial performance. Relationship between . . .

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Ali Reza Hirad
Pages : 142-150
Volume 3 , Issue 3
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An Explanatory Study of Women Entrepreneurs: The Key Success Factors to Start-up a Micro Business

The purpose of this paper is to examine the key success factors to start-up a micro business. This study has been limited for women entrepreneurs in micro business, who graduated from Entrepreneurship . . .

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Maria Christina Liem, Tina Melinda, Imanuel Deny Krisna Aji
Pages : 151-166
Volume 3 , Issue 3
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The Effect of Job Related Selected Factors of Job Satisfaction among Employees of Different Levels of Financial Institutions: A Study in Sylhet City, Bangladesh

Job satisfaction is the indicator of success and failure of any service providing organization as the satisfied employee can provide satisfaction to the customers that lead to the success of an organization. . . .

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Abdul Latif, Sumita Das, Sahara Sharmin Tania, Farzana Akter
Pages : 167-177
Volume 3 , Issue 3
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Evaluation of Financial Distress: A Case Study of UCHUMI Supermarket Ltd

There exists no conclusive agreement on which financial ratio(s) are most appropriate to assess the likelihood of financial distress and the successful turnaround strategies of recovering firms. This study . . .

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Waita, M. Gichaiya, Mwasa, D. Ishmail
Pages : 178-183
Volume 3 , Issue 3
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Financing Third World Development: Perspective of the African Development Bank (AfDB)

This paper provides an exposition on African Development Bank (AfDB) Group financial engagements to member countries in the form of loans, grants and equity participation using incidence analysis. Over . . .

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Danjuma Maijamaa, Mohammed Umar, Sulaiman Mohammed Lame, Ejuvbekpokpo Stephen Akpo
Pages : 184-191
Volume 3 , Issue 4
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Cashless Policy and Economic Growth: Beyond Theories, Empiricism to Realism

This paper focuses on reforms in the payment system in Nigeria in what is popularly referred to as the cashless policy and the inherent advantages of the policy with a background knowledge and reference . . .

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Obademi Olalekan Emmanuel
Pages : 192-198
Volume 3 , Issue 4
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Nigerian Banks and Global Challenges: Further Evidence

This paper X-rays the Nigerian banking sector as well as the various reforms embarked by the Central Bank of Nigeria to strengthen Nigerian banks. Ranking of Nigerian banks among the top 1000 world banks . . .

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Ogundina John Ayodele, Ashamu Sikiru O.
Pages : 199-206
Volume 3 , Issue 4
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Evaluating the Productivity of Faith based Hospitals in Tanzania: Application of Malmquist Productivity Index (MPI) Approach

In this study we estimate the productivity of Not For Profit (NFP) hospitals in Tanzania over sampled period from 2001/2002- 2011/2012, of which most of them belongs to faith based orgarnisations. Faith . . .

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Kembo M. Bwana
Pages : 207-216
Volume 3 , Issue 4
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Ratio Analysis of Profitability of Its Activities in Sector Food and Beverage Listed In Indonesia Stock Exchange

This study aims to determine the financial ratios that affect the profitability of companies in the food and beverage sector are listed in Indonesia Stock Exchange. This test uses a linear regression of . . .

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Jimi, Sudarno
Pages : 217-227
Volume 3 , Issue 4
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The Impact of Macroeconomic Variables on Al-Quds Index: Empirical Evidence from Palestine

This study aimed at investigating the impact of macroeconomic variables, particularly GDP, CPI, unemployment, exchange rate, and interest rate on the Al-Quds Index (AQI). Also, the causality relationships . . .

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Ibrahim Awad, Mohanad Rezeq, Abdelrahman Aliwisat
Pages : 228-241
Volume 3 , Issue 4
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