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Debt Ratio Analysis and Firm Investment: Evidence from Jordan

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  • Faris Nasif AL-Shubiri

    (Amman Arab University, Jordan)

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This paper examines whether the total debt ratio and bank ratio of listed companies have any impact on their fixed investment during the years in 2004-2009, and whether this impact, if it existed, differed among companies with differing investment opportunities. The study has reveals the total debt ratio did have a negative impact on fixed investment among Jordanian listed companies. It has also been found that the bank ratio had a stronger impact on fixed investment than the total debt ratio.

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Article provided by Econjournals in its journal International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues.

Volume (Year): 2 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 21-26

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Handle: RePEc:eco:journ1:2012-01-3

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Keywords: Bank loan; Debt; Investment; Jordan;

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  1. McConnell, John J. & Servaes, Henri, 1995. "Equity ownership and the two faces of debt," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 39(1), pages 131-157, September.
  2. Aivazian, Varouj A. & Ge, Ying & Qiu, Jiaping, 2005. "The impact of leverage on firm investment: Canadian evidence," Journal of Corporate Finance, Elsevier, vol. 11(1-2), pages 277-291, March.
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