The stability of deposits in the interest-based and interest-free banking systems in Malaysia

Remali Yusoff and Wilson, Rodney (2009) The stability of deposits in the interest-based and interest-free banking systems in Malaysia. Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia, 43 (1). pp. 67-83. ISSN 0127-1962


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This study empirically examines the stability and the main factors that have influenced the deposits in the Malaysian banking system. A structural model of the Malaysian money deposits applied to annual data for the 1983-2001 periods was designed. This structural model consists of five behavioural equations and three identities. A structural model functional form is used and estimated using the ordinary least squares in the log linear form. The behavioural equations are used to estimate the influences of various factors on the conventional demand deposits, conventional time deposits, Islamic demand deposits, Islamic time deposits, and Islamic investment deposits. The implications of the study are that the increase in real gross domestic product, interest rate stability, and an increase in the profit-share for savings and investments are important for maintaining and enhancing the development of Malaysian money deposits. The results show that all the models (conventional and Islamic banks deposits) are stable; however, Islamic demand deposits and Islamic time deposits are more stable than conventional demand deposits and conventional time deposits, because their Chow tests values are smaller than those of conventional deposits. The findings of this study suggests that as shariah compliant deposits are more stable than their conventional equivalents, then this makes a run on deposits less likely, reducing the potential amount of capital adequacy cover needed.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Conventional demand deposits, Conventional time deposits, Islamic demand deposits, Islamic investment deposits, Islamic time deposits
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG1-9999 Finance > HG1501-3550 Banking
Department: SCHOOL > School of Business and Economics
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2012 08:13
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2017 11:42

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