Profitability

Resilience of agricultural microfinance institutions to rainfall shocks

Isai Guizar and Adriana L. Abrego-Perez
Savings and Development

This paper adds nuance to our understanding of how precipitation shocks impact the financial performance of Microfinance Institutions (MFI). Using a unique longitudinal dataset of agricultural MFIs in Peru, Ecuador, and Mexico, the paper first shows [...]

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The impact of Asian financial crisis on bank performance: empirical evidence from Thailand and Malaysia

Fadzlan Sufian and Muzafar Shah Habibullah
Savings and Development Vol. 33(2009), No. 2, pp. 153-181

By using bank level data this paper examines how bank specific characteristics and the macroeconomic environment affects the profitability of the Thailand and Malaysian banking sectors over the period 1992-2003. All the variables are significant [...]

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