The Performance of Banks in the MENA Region During the Global Financial Crisis

28 Pages Posted: 25 May 2016

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Guglielmo Maria Caporale

Brunel University London - Department of Economics and Finance; London South Bank University; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Suman Lodh

Middlesex University

Monomita Nandy

Brunel University London

Date Written: May 2016

Abstract

This paper examines the impact of the global financial crisis on the banking sector in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, as well as the main determinants of the profitability of both domestic and foreign banks. The empirical findings suggest that during the crisis the former outperformed the latter in that region. As for the determinants of profitability, size does not appear to play a role, whilst the liquidity ratio and net interest revenues seem to have a negative and positive effect respectively; GDP has a positive effect in the case of domestic banks.

Keywords: MENA region, banking sector, profitability, global financial crisis

JEL Classification: G21

Suggested Citation

Caporale, Guglielmo Maria and Lodh, Suman and Nandy, Monomita, The Performance of Banks in the MENA Region During the Global Financial Crisis (May 2016). DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1580, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2784235 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2784235

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