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Determinants of Financial Moroccan Banks Performance: Approach by the Cointegration Method

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  • Bayoud Sara

    (PhD Student, FSJES Souissi, Mohammed V University Rabat, Maroc)

  • Sifouh Nabil

    (PhD Student, FSJES Souissi, Mohammed V University Rabat, Maroc)

  • Chemlal Mohamed

    (Research Professor, FSJES Souissi, Mohammed V University Rabat, Maroc)

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to test the long-term relationship between banks financial performance and two groups of variables, internal variables specific to the bank, and exogenous macroeconomic variables. To appreciate this long-term relationship, we applied the Fully Modified Ordinary Least Squares FMOLS method as a technique for estimation cointegrated panel data. Over a period of 26 semesters (2004 to 2016), our results show that a set of internal variables explains the financial performance of banks. As for external factors, economic growth explains this performance, while inflation has no predictive power of performance at least for our sample of the main Moroccan listed banks.

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  • Bayoud Sara & Sifouh Nabil & Chemlal Mohamed, 2018. "Determinants of Financial Moroccan Banks Performance: Approach by the Cointegration Method," Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Sciendo, vol. 9(4), pages 141-148, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:vrs:mjsosc:v:9:y:2018:i:4:p:141-148:n:14
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    Banking performance; ROA; ROE; Cointegration; FMOLS;

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