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  • oil_food_prices_malaysia_nonlinear_ardl_analysis_mansor.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2015)

  • The present paper analyses the relations between food and oil prices for Malaysia using a nonlinear autoregressive distributed lags (NARDL) model. The bounds test of the NARDL specification suggests the presence of cointegration among the variables, which include the food price, oil price and real GDP. The estimated NARDL model affirms the presence of asymmetries in the food price behavior. Namely, in the long run, we find a significant relation between oil price increases and food price. Meanwhile, the long run relation between oil price reduction and the food price is absent. Furthermore, in the short run, only changes in the positive oil price exert significant influences on the fo...

  • oil_price_risk_in_selected_asean_market_mansor.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2014)

  • This paper analyzes the oil price risk in four ASEAN markets using a two-factor "market and oil" model and EGARCH(1, 1) variance specification. In the analysis, three alternative non-linear measures of oil prices are used and robustness check of basic results is also performed. The results suggest a direct relation between oil price changes and stock market returns and indicate no evidence for asymmetric oil price risk for Indonesia. Meanwhile, the asymmetric oil price risk seems apparent for the markets of Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. For an oil exporting Malaysia, the oil price decline tends to compromise its market performance while the oil price increase does not seem to be b...

  • performance_evaluation_agricultural_sub_sectors_capital_productivity_perspective_kazem.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Habibollah, Salami; Shabani, Zohreh; Sadr, Seyed Kazem (2009)

  • In the present study, the productivity of capital input in different agricultural subsectors is assessed for the period 1976-2007 and the performances compared accordingly. In addition, the performances are compared in the context of various five year economic, social and cultural development plans based on the rate of growth of capital input during the implementation of the different plans. Results indicate that fisheries, and forestry sub-sectors have undergone a declining trend in the productivity of capital input, while field cropping, horticulture, and animal husbandry sub-sectors have experienced increasing trend in the productivity of capital input during the study period. Amon...

  • permanent_transitory_oil_volatility_aggregate_investment_malaysia_mansor.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Ali Ahmed, Huson Joher (2014)

  • This paper investigates the relation between aggregate investment and oil volatility and its permanent and transitory components for a developing country, Malaysia. In the paper, the components generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity (CGARCH) model is utilized to decompose conditional oil volatility into permanent oil volatility and transitory oil volatility. Respectively reflecting fundamental-driven and random shifts in oil volatility, they are expected to exert differential effects on aggregate investment. Adopting a vector autoregression (VAR) framework to allow feedback effects between aggregate investment and its determinants, the paper documents evidence suppo...

  • political_patronage_firm performance_further_evidence_from_malaysia_shamser.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Hassan, Taufiq; Hassan, M. Kabir; Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad; Chen, Chaw Min (2012)

  • This paper investigates the characteristics, performance, and share price reaction of politically connected firms versus a control sample of independent firms in Malaysia. Politically connected firms had higher level of leverage, lower profitability, and lower sales to profitability, and paid lower taxes and lower dividends compared to independent firms. Their share prices increase with the announcement of favorable political events. In terms of performance, the active rent-seeking activities in return for preferential treatment produce comparable performance to independent firms during an economic upturn. However, their performance deteriorates more than independent firms during an e...

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  • Authors: Abdul Kareem, Mohamed Ariff (2012)

  • Malaysia has turned 180 degrees since Independence in 1957, transforming itself into a thriving modern economy and leapfrogging from a low-income to a middle-income trajectory. The country owes its prosperity to its economic openness, with trade as the lifeblood and foreign direct investment (FDI) as the backbone of the economy. The price Malaysia has had to pay for this success os greater vulnerability to external shocks, but it has learned to cope with cyclical ups and downs with remarkable dexterity.

  • price_dynamics_crude_oil_regional_ethylene_markets_mansur.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur; Algahtani, Ibrahim; De Mello, Lurion (2010)

  • This paper is the first attempt to investigate: (i) is the crude oil (WTI) price significantly related to the regional ethylene prices in the Naphtha intensive ethylene markets of the Far East, North West Europe, and the Mediterranean? (ii) What drives the regional ethylene prices? The paper is motivated by the recent and growing debate on the lead-lag relationship between crude oil and ethylene prices. Our findings, based on the long-run structural modelling approach of Pesaran and Shin, and subject to the limitations of the study, tend to suggest: (i) crude oil (WTI) price is cointegrated with the regional ethylene prices (ii) our within sample error-correction model results tend to...

  • price_dynamics_natural_gas_regional_methanol_markets_mansur.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur; Albinali, Khaled; De Mello, Lurion (2010)

  • A ‘methanol economy’ based mainly on natural gas as a feedstock has a lot of potential to cope with the current and ongoing concerns for energy security along with the reduction of CO-2 emissions. It is, therefore, important to examine the price dynamics of methanol in order to ascertain whether the price of methanol is mainly natural-gas-cost driven or demand driven in the context of different regions. This paper is the first attempt to investigate the following: (i) is the natural gas price significantly related to the regional methanol prices in the Far East, United States and Europe? (ii) who drives the regional methanol prices? The paper is motivated by the recent and growing deb...

  • private_placement_share_prices_volume_financial_crisis_emerging_market_study_ariff_shamser.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: M., Normazia; Hassan, Taufiq; Ariff, Mohamed; Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad (2013)

  • Firms are increasingly resorting to private placements in recent years, yet there is no published study of emerging markets. There is a unique opportunity to study this behavior during a severe financial crisis, when firms resorted to private placements to recover financially distressed firms. Our analysis using data over fifteen years shows (a) a significant 2–3% positive share price reaction, affirming asymmetric information effect, (b) a significant volume activity, and (c) the price impact is different across a period of a major financial crisis. If the proceeds from placement are earmarked for investment, share price is negatively (positively) correlated during the crisis (non-cr...

  • productivity and spillover effect_shamsher.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Nai, Chiek Aik; Hassan, M. Kabir; Hassan, Taufiq; Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad (2015)

  • This paper aims to examine the productivity and spillover effect of Malaysian horizontal merger and acquisition (M&A) activities in the long run. In terms of analytical tools, economic value added (EVA) and data envelopment analysis (DEA) are used. The results of this study reveal that M&As in the absence of antitrust laws could be driven by managerial self-interest to create market power instead of realizing synergistic gains. Also, in Malaysia, the non-merging rival firms have significantly higher productivity improvement than the control bidder firms, and therefore, this study has identified the spillover effect as a behavior of M&A reaction. This paper differs from previous studie...

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  • oil_food_prices_malaysia_nonlinear_ardl_analysis_mansor.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2015)

  • The present paper analyses the relations between food and oil prices for Malaysia using a nonlinear autoregressive distributed lags (NARDL) model. The bounds test of the NARDL specification suggests the presence of cointegration among the variables, which include the food price, oil price and real GDP. The estimated NARDL model affirms the presence of asymmetries in the food price behavior. Namely, in the long run, we find a significant relation between oil price increases and food price. Meanwhile, the long run relation between oil price reduction and the food price is absent. Furthermore, in the short run, only changes in the positive oil price exert significant influences on the fo...

  • oil_price_risk_in_selected_asean_market_mansor.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2014)

  • This paper analyzes the oil price risk in four ASEAN markets using a two-factor "market and oil" model and EGARCH(1, 1) variance specification. In the analysis, three alternative non-linear measures of oil prices are used and robustness check of basic results is also performed. The results suggest a direct relation between oil price changes and stock market returns and indicate no evidence for asymmetric oil price risk for Indonesia. Meanwhile, the asymmetric oil price risk seems apparent for the markets of Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. For an oil exporting Malaysia, the oil price decline tends to compromise its market performance while the oil price increase does not seem to be b...

  • performance_evaluation_agricultural_sub_sectors_capital_productivity_perspective_kazem.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Habibollah, Salami; Shabani, Zohreh; Sadr, Seyed Kazem (2009)

  • In the present study, the productivity of capital input in different agricultural subsectors is assessed for the period 1976-2007 and the performances compared accordingly. In addition, the performances are compared in the context of various five year economic, social and cultural development plans based on the rate of growth of capital input during the implementation of the different plans. Results indicate that fisheries, and forestry sub-sectors have undergone a declining trend in the productivity of capital input, while field cropping, horticulture, and animal husbandry sub-sectors have experienced increasing trend in the productivity of capital input during the study period. Amon...

  • permanent_transitory_oil_volatility_aggregate_investment_malaysia_mansor.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Ali Ahmed, Huson Joher (2014)

  • This paper investigates the relation between aggregate investment and oil volatility and its permanent and transitory components for a developing country, Malaysia. In the paper, the components generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity (CGARCH) model is utilized to decompose conditional oil volatility into permanent oil volatility and transitory oil volatility. Respectively reflecting fundamental-driven and random shifts in oil volatility, they are expected to exert differential effects on aggregate investment. Adopting a vector autoregression (VAR) framework to allow feedback effects between aggregate investment and its determinants, the paper documents evidence suppo...

  • political_patronage_firm performance_further_evidence_from_malaysia_shamser.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Hassan, Taufiq; Hassan, M. Kabir; Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad; Chen, Chaw Min (2012)

  • This paper investigates the characteristics, performance, and share price reaction of politically connected firms versus a control sample of independent firms in Malaysia. Politically connected firms had higher level of leverage, lower profitability, and lower sales to profitability, and paid lower taxes and lower dividends compared to independent firms. Their share prices increase with the announcement of favorable political events. In terms of performance, the active rent-seeking activities in return for preferential treatment produce comparable performance to independent firms during an economic upturn. However, their performance deteriorates more than independent firms during an e...

  • preface_development_strategy_ariff.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Abdul Kareem, Mohamed Ariff (2012)

  • Malaysia has turned 180 degrees since Independence in 1957, transforming itself into a thriving modern economy and leapfrogging from a low-income to a middle-income trajectory. The country owes its prosperity to its economic openness, with trade as the lifeblood and foreign direct investment (FDI) as the backbone of the economy. The price Malaysia has had to pay for this success os greater vulnerability to external shocks, but it has learned to cope with cyclical ups and downs with remarkable dexterity.

  • price_dynamics_crude_oil_regional_ethylene_markets_mansur.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur; Algahtani, Ibrahim; De Mello, Lurion (2010)

  • This paper is the first attempt to investigate: (i) is the crude oil (WTI) price significantly related to the regional ethylene prices in the Naphtha intensive ethylene markets of the Far East, North West Europe, and the Mediterranean? (ii) What drives the regional ethylene prices? The paper is motivated by the recent and growing debate on the lead-lag relationship between crude oil and ethylene prices. Our findings, based on the long-run structural modelling approach of Pesaran and Shin, and subject to the limitations of the study, tend to suggest: (i) crude oil (WTI) price is cointegrated with the regional ethylene prices (ii) our within sample error-correction model results tend to...

  • price_dynamics_natural_gas_regional_methanol_markets_mansur.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur; Albinali, Khaled; De Mello, Lurion (2010)

  • A ‘methanol economy’ based mainly on natural gas as a feedstock has a lot of potential to cope with the current and ongoing concerns for energy security along with the reduction of CO-2 emissions. It is, therefore, important to examine the price dynamics of methanol in order to ascertain whether the price of methanol is mainly natural-gas-cost driven or demand driven in the context of different regions. This paper is the first attempt to investigate the following: (i) is the natural gas price significantly related to the regional methanol prices in the Far East, United States and Europe? (ii) who drives the regional methanol prices? The paper is motivated by the recent and growing deb...

  • private_placement_share_prices_volume_financial_crisis_emerging_market_study_ariff_shamser.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: M., Normazia; Hassan, Taufiq; Ariff, Mohamed; Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad (2013)

  • Firms are increasingly resorting to private placements in recent years, yet there is no published study of emerging markets. There is a unique opportunity to study this behavior during a severe financial crisis, when firms resorted to private placements to recover financially distressed firms. Our analysis using data over fifteen years shows (a) a significant 2–3% positive share price reaction, affirming asymmetric information effect, (b) a significant volume activity, and (c) the price impact is different across a period of a major financial crisis. If the proceeds from placement are earmarked for investment, share price is negatively (positively) correlated during the crisis (non-cr...

  • productivity and spillover effect_shamsher.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Nai, Chiek Aik; Hassan, M. Kabir; Hassan, Taufiq; Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad (2015)

  • This paper aims to examine the productivity and spillover effect of Malaysian horizontal merger and acquisition (M&A) activities in the long run. In terms of analytical tools, economic value added (EVA) and data envelopment analysis (DEA) are used. The results of this study reveal that M&As in the absence of antitrust laws could be driven by managerial self-interest to create market power instead of realizing synergistic gains. Also, in Malaysia, the non-merging rival firms have significantly higher productivity improvement than the control bidder firms, and therefore, this study has identified the spillover effect as a behavior of M&A reaction. This paper differs from previous studie...