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  • performance_evaluation_agricultural_sub_sectors_capital_productivity_perspective_kazem.pdf.jpg
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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...

  • recent_ongoing_advances_econometric_methodology_applied_research_mm.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur (2009)

  • Introduction: Conventional regression techniques and non-cointegrated VARs. The following were the major alternative approaches to modeling up until, say, 1990: 1.1 Large scale macro models that typically involve: i. distinguishing exogenous and endogenous variables; ii. imposing restrictions of shortrun dynamics to achieve identification; iii. estimation usually by OLS or IV and are used for simulations. Examples are Fed Reserve Bank Model, Reserve Bank of Australia Model, Chris Murphy Model of Australian economy, London Business School Model, Fair Model of the US economy. 1.2 NonCointegrated VAR Models: Unrestricted, Bayesian and Structural VAR forms: i. Unrestricted VAR is freq...

  • regional_spillovers_economic_growth_neighbouring_countries_matter_sabah_sarawak_baharom.PDF.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Habibullah, Muzafar Shah; Awang Marikan, Dayang Affizzah; Puah, Chin Hong; Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2013)

  • The objective of the present paper is to address the question whether the economic development of the neighbouring countries, states or provinces have impacted the states of Sabah and Sarawak or vice versa. Using annual data for the period 1968 to 2003, results indicate that the growth of the state of Sarawak is affected by the growth of Brunei Darussalam, Sabah, West Kalimantan and East Kalimantan and the economy of Sabah is affected by the economies of Brunei, Sarawak and East Kalimantan.

Browsing by Topic Conventional finance::Economics

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  • 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...

  • recent_ongoing_advances_econometric_methodology_applied_research_mm.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur (2009)

  • Introduction: Conventional regression techniques and non-cointegrated VARs. The following were the major alternative approaches to modeling up until, say, 1990: 1.1 Large scale macro models that typically involve: i. distinguishing exogenous and endogenous variables; ii. imposing restrictions of shortrun dynamics to achieve identification; iii. estimation usually by OLS or IV and are used for simulations. Examples are Fed Reserve Bank Model, Reserve Bank of Australia Model, Chris Murphy Model of Australian economy, London Business School Model, Fair Model of the US economy. 1.2 NonCointegrated VAR Models: Unrestricted, Bayesian and Structural VAR forms: i. Unrestricted VAR is freq...

  • regional_spillovers_economic_growth_neighbouring_countries_matter_sabah_sarawak_baharom.PDF.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Habibullah, Muzafar Shah; Awang Marikan, Dayang Affizzah; Puah, Chin Hong; Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2013)

  • The objective of the present paper is to address the question whether the economic development of the neighbouring countries, states or provinces have impacted the states of Sabah and Sarawak or vice versa. Using annual data for the period 1968 to 2003, results indicate that the growth of the state of Sarawak is affected by the growth of Brunei Darussalam, Sabah, West Kalimantan and East Kalimantan and the economy of Sabah is affected by the economies of Brunei, Sarawak and East Kalimantan.