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Author Sohel Azad, A. S. M., author

Title Measuring efficiency of Japanese banks : a qualitative and quantitative approach / A.S.M Sohel Azad
Published Saarbrücken, Deutschland : LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing AG & Co., 2010


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Description 101 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary "Japanese banks are the world's largest by assets but the weakest in terms of profitability and financial strength index. The growth of Japanese economy largely depends on performance of banking sector due to its predominant role of corporate financing. After the collapse of twin bubbles in the early 1990s, Japanese banks have been saddled with huge non-performing loans led by a series of corporate bankruptcies. Since then, several measures were undertaken to improve banking performance. This book analyzes the efficiency of Japanese banks by using some qualitative or quantitative approaches. The study suggests that inefficient banks need to improve their overall efficiency. The empirical analysis is then extended to examine the impact of policy changes (during the period from 2002 to 2006) on the efficiency. The analysis suggest a substantial improvement in the overall efficiency of Japanes banks, albeit a significant difference of efficiency scores between the major/city banks and the regional banks." -- back cover
Bibliography Includes bibligraphical references
Subject Banks and banking -- Japan.
Banks and banking -- Japan -- Evaluation.
Financial institutions -- Japan -- Evaluation.
ISBN 9783838350202