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

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  • Constant, Fouopi Djiogap

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

  • Augustin Ngomsi

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

Abstract

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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  • Constant, Fouopi Djiogap & Augustin Ngomsi, 2012. "Determinants of Bank Long-term Lending Behavior in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC)," Review of Economics & Finance, Better Advances Press, Canada, vol. 2, pages 107-114, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:bap:journl:120210
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    Keywords

    Long-term business loans; CEMAC; Bank ¨Clevel determinants; GDP growth;
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    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance

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