Net interest margin of commercial banks in Vietnam

Nguyen Duy Suu, Thu Quang Luu, Kim Hung Pho, Michael McAleer*

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The paper investigates the factors that affect the net interest margin (NIM) of commercial banks (CBs) in Vietnam between 2008 and 2018. We examinesecondary data of CBs with 308observationsduring the period2008-2018,and apply a range of investigative methods to confirm the empirical findings. The results show that operating expenses and credit risk have a positive impact on NIM, whereas the level of risk aversion, quality of management, income from trading, and the proportion of depositshave negative impactson NIM.The empirical findings offer suggestions which should helpbankmanagement to identify thefactors affecting the marginal interest ratetoapply suitable policies in supervising CBsin Vietnam.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-27
Number of pages27
JournalAdvances in Decision Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020

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* The authors acknowledge the helpful comments and suggestions of Michael Joseph Dempsey and a referee. For financial support, the fourth author is most grateful to the Australian Research Council and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan. ** Corresponding author:

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