Global Review of Accounting and Finance
Vol. 8. No. 2., September 2017, Pages: 51 – 61
Empirical Analysis of Banking Performance in Kuwait
The study focused upon comparing the performance of both conventional and Islamic banks before and after the financial crises, which took place in 2008. Through the empirical analysis of a panel data collected from 8 listed banks in Kuwait, during 2005 – 2015; the performance and profitability of Kuwait banks were assessed and the impact of the financial crisis during this period is also depicted. The study suggests the fixed effect model is an appropriate model to model both return on assets (ROA) and return on equity (ROE) as measures of performance. Moreover, the type of bank (whether conventional or Islamic) has no significant effect on bank performance as defined in this study. The Financial crises indicator has significant effect on ROA but not on the ROE.