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The Impact of Risk, Uncertainty, and the Perceived Threat of Terrorist Attacks on Equity Markets

Information provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security regarding potential terrorist attacks significantly affects U.S. equities. When the government announces heightened terror alert levels, investors’ perceptions of risk increase as measured by both conditional volatility of equity returns and implied volatility on Standard &Poor’s 500 Index options. We also find evidence that informed traders are more active when there is an increased threat of an attack; however, equity market...

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Food Demand of Different Socio-Economic Groups in Rural Bangladesh: A Quadratic Almost Ideal Demand System

The present study is intended to explore and compare the food demand analysis of 1282 households combining of four dynamic socio-economic groups. A Quadratic Almost Ideal Demand System Model has been considered for estimation. To observe the impact on budget share, the set of predictors has been extended by using various household characteristics. A chronology in demand pattern has been observed according to the economic hierarchy. The necessary foods of the rich are found as the luxury one to the...

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Operational Excellence through Process Improvement at a Public University

Operational excellence (OE) is not something new to the manufacturing and services; including private higher education institutions locally and abroad especially in the US, UK, Canada and the Scandinavian countries. However, for the public universities in Malaysia, it is something of a novelty. As the largest public university in Malaysia with more than 160,000 students, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) has taken the initiative to spearhead the operational excellence in the country’s higher education....

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Reforms in Internal Corporate Governance Mechanisms and Its Effects on Firm Performance in Bangladesh

This study aims to explore the effects of reform in internal corporate governance mechanisms issued by Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission in 2012 (specially changes made in appointments of independent directors to the board) on firm performance for a sample of 45 non-financial listed firms on Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) during 2010-2015, splitting into two periods (pre-reform periods: 2010-2012; and post-reform periods: 2013-2015). This study is highly concerned to control for any possible...

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Unethical Business Practices in Nigeria: Causes, Consequences and Control

This study examines the causes, consequences and control strategies of unethical business practices in Nigeria. The main objective is to investigate unethical business practices and its implications on the Nigerian society. The study employed both primary and secondary sources of data which were analysed using descriptive statistics, regression analysis and t-test to analyse the formulated hypotheses in line with the objectives of the study. A sample of 1,124 respondents representing 94% of the population...

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Foreign Direct Investment, Trade Openness and Economic Growth: The Case of Bangladesh

In a developing country like Bangladesh, FDI is considered to hold a significant value in the overall development process and industrial growth. Most firms which are financed through FDI export a significant proportion of their output, which leads to increase in net exports. Inflation affects the yield or return on capital on investment which, in turn, effects foreign investment. Hence macroeconomic stability in the form of inflation levels has direct effects on FDI and growth. However, the influence...

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An Empirical Investigation on the Relationship between Remittance and Energy Consumption towards Bangladesh Economy

Remittances are known to make a positive contribution to the overall GDP of an economy. In recent years, it has become a major source of financial inflow for Bangladesh. On the other hand, for a substantial growth of an economy, the right amount of energy consumption is required. According to our knowledge, energy consumption has not been associated with remittance in any previous empirical studies, although significant studies are found to exist with other macroeconomic variables. This is the first multivariate...

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Relationship between Renewable Energy Consumption and Economic Growth in Five South Asian Countries: An Empirical Analysis

Increased amount of fossil energy consumption in developing or emerging countries has created major concerns about global warming where renewable energy could be a good option which can assist to continue stable economic growth as well as can prevent environmental degradation. To the best of our knowledge, no studies have been conducted to investigate the relationship between renewable energy consumption and economic growth in five South Asian neighboring countries and so the aim of this paper is...

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Tax Revenue and Foreign Direct Investment in Bangladesh: An Empirical Analysis

As per the common narrative, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is a crucial source of capital investment. Most of the developing countries try to attract FDI for improving their domestic investment scenario. However, FDI inflow may be hampered due to high tax revenue in developing countries. To the best of our knowledge, no studies have been conducted to investigate the underlying relationship between FDI and tax revenue in Bangladesh. Thus, the core objective of this paper is to analyze the impact...

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Causal Relationship between Current Account Deficit and Foreign Direct Investment: An Empirical Analysis of Bangladesh

The causal association between foreign direct investment and current account deficit has gained interest of researchers and policy makers all around the world due to it’s consequences. While this paper examines the co integration and causal relationship between current account deficit and foreign direct investment in Bangladesh economy. For this research we have taken into account annual data starting from 1980 to 2015.Our results reveal that there is a unidirectional causality running from foreign direct...

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