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Globalizations and bank performance in China

Sufian, Fadzlan and Habibullah, Muzafar Shah (2012) Globalizations and bank performance in China. Research in International Business and Finance, 26 (2). pp. 221-239. ISSN 0275-5319

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The paper provides for the first time empirical evidence on the impact of economic globalization on the performance of banks operating in the Chinese banking sector. The empirical findings from this study suggest that the well capitalized banks tend to be more profitable, while expense preference behavior exerts negative impact on bank profitability in China. By examining different components of economic globalization, we find that greater economic integration via higher trade flows, cultural proximity, and greater political globalization have significant and positive influence on bank profitability levels. The impacts of personal contacts and information flows seem to work in favour of the Chinese banks. During the period under study, the empirical findings seem to suggest that liberalization (restrictions) of the capital account exerts positive (negative) influence on the profitability of banks operating in the Chinese banking sector.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6678/12633
Uncontrolled Keywords: Banks; Economic globalization; Profitability; Panel regression analysis; China
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG1501 Banking
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Institute of Islamic Banking & Finance (IIiBF)
Depositing User: Dr. Fadzlan Sufian
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2012 09:51
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2013 11:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/12633

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