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The linkage between bank net interest margins and non-interest income : The case of the Cambodian Banking industry

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This research paper studies the relationship between bank net interest margin (NIM) and non-interest income (NII) using Cambodian banking data. The research focuses on the contribution of the NII, which is the non-traditional banking activity, to the banking profitability. The analysis runs a three-stage least square system to handle the NIM and NII employing 28 banks data from 2004-2010. For the growing period, there is a trade-off between interest margin and non-interest income. It is argued that banks increase non-traditional activities associates with the reduction in net interest margin and vice-versa. This paper also finds that the non-traditional activities have positive causal effect on net interest margin in the post financial crisis period.

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  • vithyea, You, 2014. "The linkage between bank net interest margins and non-interest income : The case of the Cambodian Banking industry," MPRA Paper 58230, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Bank interest margin; non-interest income; Cambodian banking; bank risk;

    JEL classification:

    • G2 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages

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