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dc.contributor.authorSharma, Parmendra
dc.contributor.authorGounder, Neelesh
dc.contributor.authorXiang, Dong
dc.contributor.editorAkimov, Alexandr
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-16T08:03:56Z
dc.date.available2020-01-16T08:03:56Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.issn1836-8123
dc.identifier.otherRePEc:gri:fpaper:finance:201217
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/390331
dc.description.abstractMotivated by the Sharma and Gounder (2012b) finding that deposits may play a key role in enhancing bank credit to private sector in the Pacific, this study investigates a pertinent gap in the literature - the efficiency of banks in the region in converting deposits into credit. Data limitations restrict our investigation to Fiji only but provide additional insights on bank efficiency studies - that of banks in a foreign-controlled, small financial sector. DEA technique is used to measure the efficiency of all five banks over the 2000-2010 period. On one hand banks remain highly profitable and well capitalised but on the other they may be relatively inefficient in converting mobilised deposits into private sector credit. Moreover, the overall efficiencies may have deteriorated over time. Policy implications emerge, including requiring banks to become more efficient producers of credit. In light of the structural and operational similarities of financial sectors across the Pacific, the results of this study and policy implications are likely to apply to the rest of the Pacific.
dc.format.extent16 pages
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherGriffith University
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane, Australia
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto16
dc.subject.keywordsG21 - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
dc.subject.keywordsC67 - Input-Output Models
dc.subject.keywordsBank efficiency
dc.subject.keywordsDEA
dc.subject.keywordssmall financial system
dc.subject.keywordsFiji
dc.title2012-17: Efficiency of Banks in a Foreign-Controlled, Small Financial Sector: The Case of Fiji (Working paper)
dc.typeReport
dc.type.descriptionDiscussion Paper
gro.facultyGriffith Business School
gro.description.notepublicFinance
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright © 2010 by author(s). No part of this paper may be reproduced in any form, or stored in a retrieval system, without prior permission of the author(s).
gro.date.issued2012
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gro.griffith.authorSharma, Parmendra P.
gro.griffith.authorGounder, Neelesh NV.


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