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The impact of micro and macro-economic factors on the profitability of banks: a case of Zimbabwean banking sector (2012-2016)

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dc.contributor.author Samanyanga, Tinashe
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-12T15:35:28Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-12T15:35:28Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11408/3256
dc.description.abstract The research sought to establish the impact of micro and macro-economic factors on the profitability of banks in the banking sector of Zimbabwe. The low levels of profitability has been an area of concern. The study covered the period from 2012 to 2016 using monthly time series data employing the Ordinary Least Squares method to ascertain the factors that contribute to profitability as measured by Return on Assets. In the previous period, the profitability of banks have been on an upward trend despite the cash shortages. The major research findings and conclusions is that inflation has a negative impact and Gross domestic Product has a positive impact on the profitability of banks and on Micro economic factors Capital adequacy, Deposits and Liquidity they are all significant at 5% in explaining the profitability of banks. However, Total Equity to total Assets was found not to be significant at 5% and Interest rate was found to be inversely related to the Profitability of banks. The research concluded by urging the government to craft policies that can increase economic growth and continue to use the multicurrency so as to keep inflation low. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Midlands State University en_US
dc.subject Micro and macro-economic en_US
dc.subject Banks en_US
dc.subject Zimbabwean banks en_US
dc.title The impact of micro and macro-economic factors on the profitability of banks: a case of Zimbabwean banking sector (2012-2016) en_US


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