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Microfinance asymmetric information problems in Cameroon

  • Jacob Tche

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

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    In recent financial liberalisation debates, increasing attention has been paid to the role of financial intermediation on the economy. Little research addressing the behaviour of bank lending interest rates under a financial liberalisation system has been articulated. This paper, therefore, draws a parallel between a completely liberalised microfinance and independent banks under financial liberalisation to indicate that in the presence of imperfect information there is a high probability of banks exhibiting a monopolistic behaviour. Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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    Volume (Year): 21 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 5 ()
    Pages: 633-648

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