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A Case Study on the Strategy of Bank Negara Malaysia to Curb Loan Growth


Mohd Kassim, Radzuan (1997) A Case Study on the Strategy of Bank Negara Malaysia to Curb Loan Growth. [Project Paper Report]

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1997 was a challenging year for the con duct of monetary policy. The first quarter of the year saw high levels of monetary growth driven by rapid growth in credit, which had also prevaile d during the most part of 1996. In addition, loans were increasingly channelled towards less productive activities. Such developments raised several concerns. High levels of monetary expansion, if left unchecked, would have inflationary implications on the economy. Furthermore, the rise in loans to the property sector and to stock market-related activities increase d the exposure of banking institutions to these sectors, raising the potential risk to the soundness of the institutions. Given these concerns, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has to introduce strategic measures, to ensure that the stability of the banking system was not undermined by excessive exposure to the relatively more volatile sectors of the economy.

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Item Type: Project Paper Report
Subject: Bank Negara Malaysia - Case studies
Subject: Loan servicing - Case studies - Malaysia
Subject: Banks and banking - Case studies - Malaysia
Call Number: GSM 1997 31
Chairman Supervisor: Profesor Madya Dr. Zainal Abidin Bin Mohamed
Divisions: Graduate School of Management
Depositing User: Nurul Hayatie Hashim
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2010 16:53
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2012 12:44
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