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Determinants of Bank Long-term Lending Behavior in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC)

  • Constant, Fouopi Djiogap

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    (Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Yaounde II, Cameroon)

  • Augustin Ngomsi

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    (Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Yaounde II, Cameroon)

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    This paper studies the determinants of bank long-term loan in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) context. The study aimed to test the common bank-level and macroeconomics determinants of bank long-term loan behavior. The model used is estimated using a sample of six countries from the CEMAC. We find that a bank¡¯s ability to extend long-term business loans depends on its size, capitalization, GDP growth and the availability of long term liabilities. These results underline the importance of supply side constraints in extending vital long-term credit to firms.

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    Article provided by Better Advances Press, Canada in its journal Review of Economics & Finance.

    Volume (Year): 2 (2012)
    Issue (Month): (May)
    Pages: 107-114

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