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  • Factors_Influencing_Market_Penetration_of_Takaful_Industry_in_Malaysia_(1985-2008)_babikir.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Babikir Mohamed, Omaima El Tahir; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Sharif, Kamaruddin (2014)

  • This research provides insights into the factors influencing Takaful penetration rate of the Malaysian Takaful industry for the period 1985-2008. Its objective is to identify the factors that influence the market penetration from the perspective of Takaful participants. Data was collected through a survey and was analyzed using SPSS software. Employed techniques was Cross Tabulation & Chi-Square tests. It was found that the factors influencing Takaful penetration were age, gender, religion, marital status, education, income, awareness, product varieties, and knowledge of staff and agents of Takaful. The research findings suggest the need to increase product varieties, training of sta...

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  • PhD


  • Authors: Mohamed, Omaima Eltahir Babikir (2012)

  • This research provides insights into the factors influencing takaful penetration rate of the Malaysian takaful industry from the period 1985-2008. The methodology employed consist of both the quantitative and qualitative approaches. Three research objectives have been identified. First is to investigate the factors thats influence the market penetration from the perspective of takaful participants. Second is to find the obstacles that prevent non-takaful participants from participating in the takaful industry. Third is to gain further insight from the experience of the senior managers of Takaful operators ... Available in physical copy only (Call Number: t HG 4089 M4 M697)

  • factors_influencing_behavioral_intentions_muslim_employees_contribute_cash-waqf_through_salary_deductions_yusuf.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Pitchay, Anwar Allah; Mydin Meera, Ahamed Kameel; Saleem, Muhammad Yusuf (2015)

  • Studies on waqf have successfully caught the attention of scholars to discuss its various aspects especially the role of waqf in the form of cash waqf in the contemporary environment. Cash waqf is increasingly gaining popularity among Malaysian Muslims, and waqf institutions are expecting more cash contributions in order to develop idle waqf lands. The Malaysian government has also given tax-exemptions for cash waqf donors to encourage more contributions. However, total collection of cash waqf is still not very large. Thus, the waqf institution requires a new mechanism of cash collections as waqf. One way for that is deduction from employment income. This study intendsto examine the ...

  • 2013_mar_5_factors_influencing_the_penetration_rate_of_malaysian_takaful_industry_from_managers_perspective_slides_alhabshi.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Mohamed, Omaima Eltahir Babikir; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Sharif, Kamaruddin (2013-03-04)

  • The first takaful company was established in Sudan in 1979. It was no until six years laters that the first takaful company was established in Malaysia, which is Syarikat Takaful Malaysia after the promulgation of the Takaful Act in 1984. Malaysia has emerged as the largest Takaful market in South East Asia and the second largest after Saudi Arabia with a contribution of US$ 0.9 billion in 2008. (Ernst and Young World Takaful Report, 2010).

  • factors_influencing_penetration_rate_malaysian_takaful_soal_2013.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Proceeding


  • Authors: Mohamed, Omaima Eltahir Babikir; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Sharif, Kamaruddin (2013)

  • The Malaysian Takaful industry has experienced encouraging growth since its inception in 1985. Annual growth rate of the industry has been estimated to be around 20%. Despite such impressive rate of growth, it is believed that the market penetration of Takaful is still low. This paper seeks to find the factors influencing Takaful market penetration based on the experience of managers of Takaful operators. Twenty (20) Takaful managers were randomly selected and interviewed. The interviewees pointed out the factors that deter the public from participating in Takaful could be listed as follows: the lack of public awareness in the advantages of Takaful over insurance products, the limited...

  • Factors_influencing_the_penetration_rate_of_Malaysian_takaful_industry_Omaima_Syed Othman.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mohamed, Omaima Eltahir Babikir; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Sharif, Kamaruddin (2015)

  • This paper sought to find the factors influencing Takaful market penetration based on the experience of managers of Takaful operators. Twenty (20) Takaful managers were randomly selected and interviewed. The method of analysis employed is The Thematic Analysis. The interviewees pointed out the factors that deter the public from participating in Takaful could be listed as follows: the lack of public awareness in the advantages of Takaful over insurance products, the limited range of product varieties, the shortage of relevant expertise to explain Takaful products, the need to improve the distribution channels and marketing strategies. The paper also suggested several ways of improving ...

  • factors_influencing_unethical_behavior_insurance_agents_shaikh.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Haron, Hasnah; Ismail, Ishak; Shaikh Abdul Razak, Shaikh Hamzah (2011)

  • The study investigates the relationships between supervisory influence, role ambiguity and sales target on intention to perform unethical behavior. It also examines how attitudes, perceived behavioral control, subjective norm and moral obligation mediates the relationship of supervisory influence, role ambiguity and sales target on intention to perform unethical behavior. The respondents of the study comprise 246 individual insurance agents. The result of the study shows that there is a relationship between supervisory influence, role ambiguity and sales target on intention to perform unethical behavior. The study found that attitude partially mediates the relationship between supervi...

  • PhD_Fair_and_equitable_risk_sharing_in_Islamic_finance_Saad_Bakkali.pdf.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Bakkali, Saad (2017)

  • This dissertation begins the discussion by referring to Verse 278 of Surat al-Baqarah to distinguish it from the ribawi system. Allah swt said: "Allah has permitted al-bay' and prohibited al-riba." The findings suggest that al-bay' in this verse refers to a system. Al-bay' as a mutual exchange in which one bundle of property rights is exchanged for another allows both parties to share production and transportation. Al-bay' or exchange has surrounding rules that construct the system. The outcome of this system can claim that it is through its rules which govern just exchange, distribution ... Available in physical copy and downloadable format (Call Number: t HG 187.4 B168)

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  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ismail Abdel Mohsin, Magda (2009)

  • Historically speaking, the institution of waqf, a redistribution institution and a non-profit institution, played a remarkable role in developing the Islamic societies as well as in assisting the Islamic State in providing all the essential services as it; supported the health and the educational sectors, supplied the basic infrastructures, provided jobs, enhanced the commercial business activities, provided food for the hunger, sheltered the poor and the needy, besides supporting the agricultural and industrial sectors, without any cost to government. However, this role had been deteriorated since the end of the 19th century up to the present time as the governments in the different ...

  • Faraid_as_Islamic_inheritance_on_investment_adelina_shamsher.jpg.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Zuleikha, Adelina; Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad (2017)

  • Faraid is the legal science that determines the way the estate of an adherent to Islam is to be dealt with and distributed upon his/her death. It is a fundamental part of Shariah law that deals with wealth re-distribution in a society, and it is obligatory to make a will as per this provision or to be decided by a court if the person dies without a will. This revelations-based system ensures that wealth is not hoarded in the hands of a few but distributed equitably among the members of one's family and beyond also to society with a larger view to mitigate the income inequality gap. In Islamic inheritance law, there are eight classes of heirs in accordance to their priority to inherita...

  • fatwa_shariah_methodology_Islamic_finance_ahcene.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Lahsasna, Ahcene (2011)

  • Fatwa plays a very significant role in Shariah by providing different resolutions and solutions to the Muslim community when it is needed to ensure the compliance with principles of Shariah and commends of God. It should be understood that fatwa is not confined to particular section in Islamic law but it covers the entire sections and subsection of Islamic law including business, finance and trade. Today, fatwa takes a different shape in Islamic finance; it is introduced and presented in the industry in the form of resolutions issued by Shariah board members who represent Shariah corporate governance body in the structure of the Islamic financial institutions. The resolution is furthe...

  • item.jpg
  • Master


  • Authors: Muhammad, Hameedah (2016)

  • Studies of Islamic micro finances, sustainability and its development are an important thought in the Islamic finance arena. The global socio economic problems are in increasing motions provoking the betterment of the Muslim Ummah and society in general, resulted in widening the gap between the poor and the rich. Muslim Ummah in the need for an economy that will bridge the gap among the strata of society. Hence, Islamic Micro finance considered as an alternative Shariah compliant tool for Muslims to distribute their wealth in a way that will produce a productive nation. However, studies showed that due to the lack of sufficient fund in IMFIs, the institution had the minimum reach if c...

  • figure_massaging_practices_malaysian_firms_fraudulent_bello.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Sulaiman, Saliza; Danbatta, Bello Lawal; Abdul Rahman, Rashidah (2014)

  • This empirical paper was aimed at exploring and analyzing the earnings management practices which is often refers to as “Figure Massaging”. The aim of this study is to gather further evidences as to whether these practices constituted an act of misconduct or fraud while taking into consideration the modern business environment's challenges. The analysis provided us with an appropriate evidence that on average, the listed alleged fraud firms in Malaysia had aggressively managed their reported earnings prior to the alleged fraud year and continue to smoothen their earnings subsequent to alleged fraud year through both accruals and real earnings management.

  • finance and development in islam_murat.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Cizakca, Murat (2013)

  • Islamic finance is generally considered to be a new discioline which by implication also makes its impact on economic development a new phenomenon not yet fully understood. This way of thinking begs a huge unaswered question: if Islamic finance is, indeed, a relatively new discipline, how have Muslims managed their financial affairs from the time of the Prophet until the present?

  • Finance_and_inequality_in_eight_Asian_countries_mansor.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2018)

  • The present paper seeks to assess the implications of increasing financial sector size on income inequality in eight Asian countries - Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and South Korea. Adopting a panel data approach, it document a non-linear relation between income inequality and financial sector size in these countries. More precisely, the increasing financial sector size is favourable to equal income distribution only up until a size threshold, beyond which further expansion of the financial sector can worsen income distribution. The analysis further highlights the income-equalizing effect of economic growth and infrastructure development and...

  • finance_other_services_sectors_peninsular_malaysia_sabah_sarawak_testing_stochastic_convergence_baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Habibullah, Muzafar Shah; Mohd Tahir, Hirnissa; Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2012)

  • In the last four decades, the financial services sector has becoming more important for the Malaysian economy. Despite gaining importance for enhancing economic growth, the contribution of the finance sector to the total services real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has been ranked second in Peninsular Malaysia, third in Sabah and fourth in Sarawak. The purpose of the present paper is to determine whether the contribution of the financial services sector in the three regions in Malaysia, namely Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak show any distinct pattern. In the jargon of economic development literature, we seek to determine whether there is “convergence” or similarity in the pattern...

  • finance_growth_nexus_insights_from_an_application_of_threshold_regression_model_to_Malaysia_alaa_mansur.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Alaabed, Alaa; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur (2016)

  • The purpose of this paper is to test the growing converging views regarding the destabilizing and growth-halting impact of interest-based debt financial system. The views are as advocated by the followers of Keynes and Hyman Minsky and those of Islam. Islam discourages interest rate based debt financing as it considers it not very conducive to productive activities and human solidarity. Likewise, since the onset of the crisis of 2007/2008, calls by skeptics of mainstream capitalism have been renewed. The paper applies a threshold regression model to Malaysian data and finds that the relationship between growth and financial development is non-linear. A threshold is estimated, after wh...

  • 2009_oct_21_financial_and_economic_turmoil_opportunities_for_retakaful_as_a_viable_alternative_alhabshi.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2009-10-21)

  • It is exactly a decade after the East-Asian Financial crisis of 1997-98 that the world is saddled with yet a much bigger and deeper financial and economic turmoil. The East-Asian Financial crisis was mainly due to the serious structural weaknesses of the East Asian economies where rapid economic growth for over seven years was not supported by genuine growth engine. Rather it was fuelled by rapid monetary growth, current account deficits, negative Savings-Investment gaps and short term capital inflows. The vulnerability was further enhanced by overvalued exchange rate and reduction in foreign capital inflow.

  • chapter_7_financial_and_operating_performance_of_privatised_companies_Abdeldayam_Yusuf_Zulkarnain.jpg.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Abdeldayam, M.M.; Karbhari, Yusuf; Muhamad Sori, Zulkarnain (2015)

  • The term privatisation has many shades of meaning. The overall purpose of privatisation is that of transferring the provision of goods and services from the public sector to the private sector and Kay and Thompson (1986) suggest that the term covers denationalisation (the sale of state owned enterprises), deregulation (the introduction of competition) and contracting out (the provision by private sector organisations of public services). Over the past 25 years or so, all of these various forms of privatisation have developed and evolved and are now a pervasive feature of the economies of many countries. Available in physical copy only (Call Number: HF 5630 S464)

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  • Factors_Influencing_Market_Penetration_of_Takaful_Industry_in_Malaysia_(1985-2008)_babikir.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Babikir Mohamed, Omaima El Tahir; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Sharif, Kamaruddin (2014)

  • This research provides insights into the factors influencing Takaful penetration rate of the Malaysian Takaful industry for the period 1985-2008. Its objective is to identify the factors that influence the market penetration from the perspective of Takaful participants. Data was collected through a survey and was analyzed using SPSS software. Employed techniques was Cross Tabulation & Chi-Square tests. It was found that the factors influencing Takaful penetration were age, gender, religion, marital status, education, income, awareness, product varieties, and knowledge of staff and agents of Takaful. The research findings suggest the need to increase product varieties, training of sta...

  • item.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Mohamed, Omaima Eltahir Babikir (2012)

  • This research provides insights into the factors influencing takaful penetration rate of the Malaysian takaful industry from the period 1985-2008. The methodology employed consist of both the quantitative and qualitative approaches. Three research objectives have been identified. First is to investigate the factors thats influence the market penetration from the perspective of takaful participants. Second is to find the obstacles that prevent non-takaful participants from participating in the takaful industry. Third is to gain further insight from the experience of the senior managers of Takaful operators ... Available in physical copy only (Call Number: t HG 4089 M4 M697)

  • factors_influencing_behavioral_intentions_muslim_employees_contribute_cash-waqf_through_salary_deductions_yusuf.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Pitchay, Anwar Allah; Mydin Meera, Ahamed Kameel; Saleem, Muhammad Yusuf (2015)

  • Studies on waqf have successfully caught the attention of scholars to discuss its various aspects especially the role of waqf in the form of cash waqf in the contemporary environment. Cash waqf is increasingly gaining popularity among Malaysian Muslims, and waqf institutions are expecting more cash contributions in order to develop idle waqf lands. The Malaysian government has also given tax-exemptions for cash waqf donors to encourage more contributions. However, total collection of cash waqf is still not very large. Thus, the waqf institution requires a new mechanism of cash collections as waqf. One way for that is deduction from employment income. This study intendsto examine the ...

  • 2013_mar_5_factors_influencing_the_penetration_rate_of_malaysian_takaful_industry_from_managers_perspective_slides_alhabshi.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Mohamed, Omaima Eltahir Babikir; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Sharif, Kamaruddin (2013-03-04)

  • The first takaful company was established in Sudan in 1979. It was no until six years laters that the first takaful company was established in Malaysia, which is Syarikat Takaful Malaysia after the promulgation of the Takaful Act in 1984. Malaysia has emerged as the largest Takaful market in South East Asia and the second largest after Saudi Arabia with a contribution of US$ 0.9 billion in 2008. (Ernst and Young World Takaful Report, 2010).

  • factors_influencing_penetration_rate_malaysian_takaful_soal_2013.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Proceeding


  • Authors: Mohamed, Omaima Eltahir Babikir; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Sharif, Kamaruddin (2013)

  • The Malaysian Takaful industry has experienced encouraging growth since its inception in 1985. Annual growth rate of the industry has been estimated to be around 20%. Despite such impressive rate of growth, it is believed that the market penetration of Takaful is still low. This paper seeks to find the factors influencing Takaful market penetration based on the experience of managers of Takaful operators. Twenty (20) Takaful managers were randomly selected and interviewed. The interviewees pointed out the factors that deter the public from participating in Takaful could be listed as follows: the lack of public awareness in the advantages of Takaful over insurance products, the limited...

  • Factors_influencing_the_penetration_rate_of_Malaysian_takaful_industry_Omaima_Syed Othman.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mohamed, Omaima Eltahir Babikir; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Sharif, Kamaruddin (2015)

  • This paper sought to find the factors influencing Takaful market penetration based on the experience of managers of Takaful operators. Twenty (20) Takaful managers were randomly selected and interviewed. The method of analysis employed is The Thematic Analysis. The interviewees pointed out the factors that deter the public from participating in Takaful could be listed as follows: the lack of public awareness in the advantages of Takaful over insurance products, the limited range of product varieties, the shortage of relevant expertise to explain Takaful products, the need to improve the distribution channels and marketing strategies. The paper also suggested several ways of improving ...

  • factors_influencing_unethical_behavior_insurance_agents_shaikh.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Haron, Hasnah; Ismail, Ishak; Shaikh Abdul Razak, Shaikh Hamzah (2011)

  • The study investigates the relationships between supervisory influence, role ambiguity and sales target on intention to perform unethical behavior. It also examines how attitudes, perceived behavioral control, subjective norm and moral obligation mediates the relationship of supervisory influence, role ambiguity and sales target on intention to perform unethical behavior. The respondents of the study comprise 246 individual insurance agents. The result of the study shows that there is a relationship between supervisory influence, role ambiguity and sales target on intention to perform unethical behavior. The study found that attitude partially mediates the relationship between supervi...

  • PhD_Fair_and_equitable_risk_sharing_in_Islamic_finance_Saad_Bakkali.pdf.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Bakkali, Saad (2017)

  • This dissertation begins the discussion by referring to Verse 278 of Surat al-Baqarah to distinguish it from the ribawi system. Allah swt said: "Allah has permitted al-bay' and prohibited al-riba." The findings suggest that al-bay' in this verse refers to a system. Al-bay' as a mutual exchange in which one bundle of property rights is exchanged for another allows both parties to share production and transportation. Al-bay' or exchange has surrounding rules that construct the system. The outcome of this system can claim that it is through its rules which govern just exchange, distribution ... Available in physical copy and downloadable format (Call Number: t HG 187.4 B168)

  • item.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ismail Abdel Mohsin, Magda (2009)

  • Historically speaking, the institution of waqf, a redistribution institution and a non-profit institution, played a remarkable role in developing the Islamic societies as well as in assisting the Islamic State in providing all the essential services as it; supported the health and the educational sectors, supplied the basic infrastructures, provided jobs, enhanced the commercial business activities, provided food for the hunger, sheltered the poor and the needy, besides supporting the agricultural and industrial sectors, without any cost to government. However, this role had been deteriorated since the end of the 19th century up to the present time as the governments in the different ...

  • Faraid_as_Islamic_inheritance_on_investment_adelina_shamsher.jpg.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Zuleikha, Adelina; Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad (2017)

  • Faraid is the legal science that determines the way the estate of an adherent to Islam is to be dealt with and distributed upon his/her death. It is a fundamental part of Shariah law that deals with wealth re-distribution in a society, and it is obligatory to make a will as per this provision or to be decided by a court if the person dies without a will. This revelations-based system ensures that wealth is not hoarded in the hands of a few but distributed equitably among the members of one's family and beyond also to society with a larger view to mitigate the income inequality gap. In Islamic inheritance law, there are eight classes of heirs in accordance to their priority to inherita...

  • fatwa_shariah_methodology_Islamic_finance_ahcene.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Lahsasna, Ahcene (2011)

  • Fatwa plays a very significant role in Shariah by providing different resolutions and solutions to the Muslim community when it is needed to ensure the compliance with principles of Shariah and commends of God. It should be understood that fatwa is not confined to particular section in Islamic law but it covers the entire sections and subsection of Islamic law including business, finance and trade. Today, fatwa takes a different shape in Islamic finance; it is introduced and presented in the industry in the form of resolutions issued by Shariah board members who represent Shariah corporate governance body in the structure of the Islamic financial institutions. The resolution is furthe...

  • item.jpg
  • Master


  • Authors: Muhammad, Hameedah (2016)

  • Studies of Islamic micro finances, sustainability and its development are an important thought in the Islamic finance arena. The global socio economic problems are in increasing motions provoking the betterment of the Muslim Ummah and society in general, resulted in widening the gap between the poor and the rich. Muslim Ummah in the need for an economy that will bridge the gap among the strata of society. Hence, Islamic Micro finance considered as an alternative Shariah compliant tool for Muslims to distribute their wealth in a way that will produce a productive nation. However, studies showed that due to the lack of sufficient fund in IMFIs, the institution had the minimum reach if c...

  • figure_massaging_practices_malaysian_firms_fraudulent_bello.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Sulaiman, Saliza; Danbatta, Bello Lawal; Abdul Rahman, Rashidah (2014)

  • This empirical paper was aimed at exploring and analyzing the earnings management practices which is often refers to as “Figure Massaging”. The aim of this study is to gather further evidences as to whether these practices constituted an act of misconduct or fraud while taking into consideration the modern business environment's challenges. The analysis provided us with an appropriate evidence that on average, the listed alleged fraud firms in Malaysia had aggressively managed their reported earnings prior to the alleged fraud year and continue to smoothen their earnings subsequent to alleged fraud year through both accruals and real earnings management.

  • finance and development in islam_murat.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Cizakca, Murat (2013)

  • Islamic finance is generally considered to be a new discioline which by implication also makes its impact on economic development a new phenomenon not yet fully understood. This way of thinking begs a huge unaswered question: if Islamic finance is, indeed, a relatively new discipline, how have Muslims managed their financial affairs from the time of the Prophet until the present?

  • Finance_and_inequality_in_eight_Asian_countries_mansor.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2018)

  • The present paper seeks to assess the implications of increasing financial sector size on income inequality in eight Asian countries - Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and South Korea. Adopting a panel data approach, it document a non-linear relation between income inequality and financial sector size in these countries. More precisely, the increasing financial sector size is favourable to equal income distribution only up until a size threshold, beyond which further expansion of the financial sector can worsen income distribution. The analysis further highlights the income-equalizing effect of economic growth and infrastructure development and...

  • finance_other_services_sectors_peninsular_malaysia_sabah_sarawak_testing_stochastic_convergence_baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Habibullah, Muzafar Shah; Mohd Tahir, Hirnissa; Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2012)

  • In the last four decades, the financial services sector has becoming more important for the Malaysian economy. Despite gaining importance for enhancing economic growth, the contribution of the finance sector to the total services real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has been ranked second in Peninsular Malaysia, third in Sabah and fourth in Sarawak. The purpose of the present paper is to determine whether the contribution of the financial services sector in the three regions in Malaysia, namely Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak show any distinct pattern. In the jargon of economic development literature, we seek to determine whether there is “convergence” or similarity in the pattern...

  • finance_growth_nexus_insights_from_an_application_of_threshold_regression_model_to_Malaysia_alaa_mansur.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Alaabed, Alaa; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur (2016)

  • The purpose of this paper is to test the growing converging views regarding the destabilizing and growth-halting impact of interest-based debt financial system. The views are as advocated by the followers of Keynes and Hyman Minsky and those of Islam. Islam discourages interest rate based debt financing as it considers it not very conducive to productive activities and human solidarity. Likewise, since the onset of the crisis of 2007/2008, calls by skeptics of mainstream capitalism have been renewed. The paper applies a threshold regression model to Malaysian data and finds that the relationship between growth and financial development is non-linear. A threshold is estimated, after wh...

  • 2009_oct_21_financial_and_economic_turmoil_opportunities_for_retakaful_as_a_viable_alternative_alhabshi.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2009-10-21)

  • It is exactly a decade after the East-Asian Financial crisis of 1997-98 that the world is saddled with yet a much bigger and deeper financial and economic turmoil. The East-Asian Financial crisis was mainly due to the serious structural weaknesses of the East Asian economies where rapid economic growth for over seven years was not supported by genuine growth engine. Rather it was fuelled by rapid monetary growth, current account deficits, negative Savings-Investment gaps and short term capital inflows. The vulnerability was further enhanced by overvalued exchange rate and reduction in foreign capital inflow.

  • chapter_7_financial_and_operating_performance_of_privatised_companies_Abdeldayam_Yusuf_Zulkarnain.jpg.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Abdeldayam, M.M.; Karbhari, Yusuf; Muhamad Sori, Zulkarnain (2015)

  • The term privatisation has many shades of meaning. The overall purpose of privatisation is that of transferring the provision of goods and services from the public sector to the private sector and Kay and Thompson (1986) suggest that the term covers denationalisation (the sale of state owned enterprises), deregulation (the introduction of competition) and contracting out (the provision by private sector organisations of public services). Over the past 25 years or so, all of these various forms of privatisation have developed and evolved and are now a pervasive feature of the economies of many countries. Available in physical copy only (Call Number: HF 5630 S464)