Mahendhiran Nair

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The developing world has rapid increase in economic wealth over the last two decades, thereby reducing poverty in many countries. However, poverty development strategies in several countries have not resulted in the desired outcomes. A key factor hindering the poor from improving their socioeconomic status is the lack of affordable financial services that(More)
Studies have shown that more sophisticated internet users are able to reap better socioeconomic benefits from the internet in a knowledge economy. Using a sample of 1020 respondents from four diverse rural areas in Malaysia and the Ordinal Probit Model, this study examine the key determinants that impact internet sophistication among rural communities in(More)
This paper uses an exploratory data analysis tool to map countries according to key factors—internet penetration rates, brain drain, efficiency of legal system, and effective tax and financial systems on the incidence of money laundering. Pace setters and laggards in the pervasiveness of money laundering for 88 countries will be identified. The results(More)
Soundness of banks is important for the economic development of a country. In this paper we empirically examine the impact of key factors such as Infrastructure (ICT infrastructure), Intellectual Capital, Institutions, Integrity (Governance), Interaction (Strategic Partnership) and Innovation (henceforth will be referred to as the6I’s) on the soundness of(More)
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