Banks’ Earnings: An Empirical Evidence of the Influence of Economic and Financial Markets Factors
33 Pages Posted: 12 Jun 2012 Last revised: 19 Jun 2015
Date Written: June 11, 2012
Since the 1990s’, a relatively ample research has been undertaken regarding the measurement of the volatility of bank earnings over time. The comparison between traditional deposits-loans banking activities and financial activities is a further specific theme in bank performance research. Few analyses have however addressed the explanation of the volatility of earnings. The present paper provides with a comprehensive analysis of the influence of economic and financial factors through the sub-components of net earnings, using a panel of European banks.
Keywords: net interest income, bank commissions, trading, loan impairments, bank earnings, earnings volatility, risk factors, diversification
JEL Classification: G21, G28, L25
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