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Title: The impact of foreign direct investment on banking sector performance in Ghana
Authors: Asante Jnr, Amos
Issue Date: 6-Apr-2016
Abstract: Foreign Direct investment (FDI) inflows to most developing economies such as Ghana among others have grown rapidly following the global financial and political transformation. Most of these developing countries have eased restrictions on foreign direct investment just as a means to increase their share of FDI inflows; strengthened macro stability and privatized state-owned enterprises, embarked on domestic financial reforms and capital account liberalization with tax incentives and subsidies been granted to these various foreign organizations and individuals who intend to invest in Ghana. This study sought to examine the impact of foreign direct investment on the performance of the banking sector of Ghana. To accomplish this objective, the study used panel data for sixteen (16) financial institutions (universa1 banks) from the year 2000 to 2012. Random effect models were estimated and the results suggest that Foreign Direct Investment inflows into the country positively and significantly impact on banks’ capital stock. The results also suggest that, FDI positive and significant impact on the liquidity position of financial institutions in Ghana. However, the study found a negative and insignificant relation between FDI and banks’ profitability. The researcher then recommended that, future studies be extended to cater for all other financial institutions in the country Ghana and the time span of the work should also be increase.
Description: A Thesis is submitted to the Department of Accounting and Finance, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Business Administration (Finance Option), 2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/8495
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