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Resilient through the GFC and beyond: what drives bank profitability in small, open Pacific economies?

Sharma, P. and Gounder, Neelesh N. (2015) Resilient through the GFC and beyond: what drives bank profitability in small, open Pacific economies? Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, 16 (3). pp. 191-209. ISSN 1059-9231

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Abstract

Banks in open, small island economies of the Pacific have not only survived the Global Financial Crisis but remain highly profitable raising the question: what drives the strong profitability of banks in the region? This is the first study to systematically examine the determinants of bank profitability in a Pacific island context. Only one determinant—non interest income—is significant. Policy makers can now obtain a deeper understanding of the components of this revenue item with a view to helping banks remain strong and stable through continuing global uncertainties.

Item Type: Journal Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: banks, Fiji, GMM, profitability determinants, small open economies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Economics
Depositing User: Neelesh Gounder
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2015 14:05
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 15:19
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/8412
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