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Capital Structure of Malaysian Firms: Financing the Deficit and Shari’ah Compliance

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  • iqbal hussain, hafezali

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Our paper evaluates the capital structure of Malaysian firms from a unique perspective by evaluating the impact of Shari’ah compliance on firms’ financing decision. We find that firms that are Shari’ah compliant tend to lean towards lower debt issues to finance their deficits, implying that the compliance status has an impact on their cost of equity which ultimately affects cost of capital.

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  • iqbal hussain, hafezali, 2017. "Capital Structure of Malaysian Firms: Financing the Deficit and Shari’ah Compliance," MPRA Paper 80786, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Capital Structure; Shari’ah Compliance; Islamic Finance; Malaysian Firms;

    JEL classification:

    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
    • Z12 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Religion

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