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Oil Prices and Bank Profitability :, Evidence From Major Oil-Exporting Countries in the Middle East and North Africa, Heiko Hesse, Tigran Poghosyan

Abstract
This paper analyzes the relationship between oil price shocks and bank profitability. Using data on 145 banks in 11 oil-exporting MENA countries for 1994-2008, we test hypotheses of direct and indirect effects of oil price shocks on bank profitability. Our results indicate that oil price shocks have indirect effect on bank profitability, channeled through country-specific macroeconomic and institutional variables, while the direct effect is insignificant. Investment banks appear to be the most affected ones compared to Islamic and commercial banks. Our findings highlight systemic implications of oil price shocks on bank performance and underscore their importance for macroprudential regulation purposes in MENA countries
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
"October 2009."
Physical Description
22 p., ill.
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781452794457

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