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Islamic Banking and Financial CrisisReputation, Stability and Risks$
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Habib Ahmed, Mehmet Asutay, and Rodney Wilson

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780748647613

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647613.001.0001

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Islamic Banks’ Financing Behaviour: A Pilot Study

Islamic Banks’ Financing Behaviour: A Pilot Study

(p.87) 5 Islamic Banks’ Financing Behaviour: A Pilot Study
Islamic Banking and Financial Crisis

Mohd Afandi Abu Bakar

Radiah Abdul Kader

Roza Hazli Zakaria

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter examines the cyclical behaviour of financing activities by Islamic banks as well as the cyclicality behaviour of fixed-rate financing. More specifically, it investigates the impact of aggregate economic activity fluctuations on Islamic bank lending. Analysis of panel data for the period 1998–2008 for twenty-four Islamic banks shows that strong GDP growth accelerates financing growth, a trend that is also observed in conventional banks. Financing is positively correlated with bank reserves, capital and loan loss provision, but weakly related to money supply. The chapter suggests that financing may be less pro-cyclical if Islamic banks would rely more on profit and risk sharing.

Keywords:   financing, Islamic banks, cyclicality, fixed-rate financing, bank lending, GDP, bank reserves, capital, loan loss provision, money supply

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