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The Impact of Foreign Banks Presence on the Performance of Domestic Banks in Kosovo during the Period 2001-2007

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  • Driton Balaj

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    (University of Prishtina, Prishtina, Kosovo)

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    The purpose of this study is to empirically research the impacts of the foreign bank’s presence on the performance of domestic banking sector in Kosovo. The research data on foreign and domestic banking are quarterly time seri data gathered by the Central Bank for the period 2001-2007. By using the compatible data on seven commercial banks, we introduce how the net interest margin, non interest margin, overhead cost, tax paid, and profitability differ between the foreign and domestic banks. We find that the foreign banks have higher net interest margin and profit than the domestic banks. The research outcome indicates that the presence of foreign banks had a negative and statistically significant impact on the net interest margin and loan loss provision of domestic banks, but positively related to the non-interest income, overhead cost and profitability of domestic banks, but we did not find any statistically significant values. The general conclusion is that the presence of foreign banks has not influenced on the increase of competitiveness.

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    Article provided by Danubius University of Galati in its journal ACTA UNIVERSITATIS DANUBIUS. OECONOMICA.

    Volume (Year): (2010)
    Issue (Month): 4(4) (December)
    Pages: 87-103

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    Handle: RePEc:dug:actaec:y:2010:i:4:p:87-103

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    Keywords: foreign banks; domestic banks; performance;

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