• Business
  • Published 2008

The Effects of Bank Regulations, Competition and Financial Reforms on MENA Banks’ Profitability

@inproceedings{Naceur2008TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Bank Regulations, Competition and Financial Reforms on MENA Banks’ Profitability},
  author={Sami Ben Naceur and Mohammed Fawzy Omran},
  year={2008}
}
In this paper, we examine the influence of bank regulations, concentration, financial and institutional development on commercial bank margin and profitability across a broad menu of Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries. We cover the 1989-2005 period and control for a wide array of macroeconomic,, financial and bank characteristics. The empirical results find that bank specific characteristics, in particular bank capitalization and credit risk, have positive and significant impact on… CONTINUE READING

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