Determinants Of Islamic Banks’ Margins In Asian Countries
This paper examines the determinants of margins in Islamic banks for the period 2005‐2013. Specifically, we apply pooled, static and dynamic panel regressions on 76 Islamic banks in Asian countries. The results suggest the main factors that influence the margins of Islamic banks are numerous including bank size, default risk, overhead cost, capitalization, market concentration, GDP growth and inflation. It is evident that enhancing macroeconomic policies, risk management capabilities and operational efficiency could help in lowering the margins.
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