Title: Bank specific and economic factors on bank's non-interest-based activities in Asia Pacific region

Authors: Koh Chin Wei; Nazrul Hisyam Ab Razak; Fakarudin Kamarudin

Addresses: Department of Finance, Faculty of Accountancy, Finance and Business, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, Jalan Genting Kelang, 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ' Department of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Economics and Management, University Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia ' Department of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Economics and Management, University Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Abstract: This study investigates bank specific and economic factors on bank non-interest based activities in Asia Pacific region banking sector over the years 2000-2015. We employ pooled OLS and panel regression to assess the bank specific and economic factors effect on bank non-interest based activities throughout 61 representative banks across Australia, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand in Asia Pacific region. The empirical findings indicate that the bank specific and economic factors do have impact on banks' non-interest based activities in overall countries, developing and developed countries respectively. We also find that bank non-interest based activities also affected by subprime crisis for developed and developing countries. The findings from this study are expected to contribute significantly toward decision-making for regulators, policymakers, bank managers, investors and also to the existing knowledge on performance of the Asia Pacific banking sector.

Keywords: bank's non-interest activities; Asia-Pacific banking; bank specific and economic.

DOI: 10.1504/AAJFA.2019.102989

Afro-Asian Journal of Finance and Accounting, 2019 Vol.9 No.4, pp.420 - 438

Received: 03 Nov 2017
Accepted: 03 May 2018

Published online: 01 Oct 2019 *

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