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The Tunisian Banks Performance

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  • Souad Hammami

    (Faculty of Economics and Management Sousse, Research unit: Money, Finance and Modeling (MOfid) (UR13 ES60),Tunisia)

  • Mongi Lassoued

    (Higher Institute of Finance and Taxation of Sousse (ISFFS))

  • Ahmed Berteji

    (Faculty of Economics and Management Sousse, Research unit: Money, Finance and Modeling (MOfid) (UR13 ES60),Tunisia)

Abstract

This paper explores the different factors that lie behind the performance of the Tunisian banks. In fact, this research co versa sample of ten Tunisian banks over the period that ranges from the year 2006 to 2015. The profitability of these banks is measured by conducting an analysis of panel data using two different but complementary indicators, namely Return on Assets (ROA) and Net Interest Margins (NIM). They include both organizational and macroeconomic variables as well macro-financial ones. Results indicate that the bank operating expenses have a positive and significant impact on the interest margins but negatively affect the ROA in our sample. Equity, as a second organizational variable, has a positive effect on both NIM and ROA. The concentration movement, as a macro- financial variable, supports the ROA (profitability) but degrades the NIM. The inflation rate is positively and significantly affected by the net interest margin.

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  • Souad Hammami & Mongi Lassoued & Ahmed Berteji, 2018. "The Tunisian Banks Performance," Noble International Journal of Economics and Financial Research, Noble Academic Publsiher, vol. 3(1), pages 1-19, January.
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