The impact of islamic capital market on Malaysian real economy

The impact of islamic capital market on Malaysian real economy. Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia, 54 (2). pp. 91-103. ISSN 2716–6058 (2020)


The primary purpose of the financial sector of an economy is financial intermediation. Financial intermediation
activities of channeling funds from surplus to the deficit units in the economy including through capital market affect
the economic growth of a country. The role of Islamic capital market in the process of affecting the growth of an economy is another dimension in finance-growth nexus. This study empirically examines the impact of Islamic capital market on Malaysian economy. It employs the ARDL bounds test approach for cointegration. The results revealed that in the long-run, Islamic capital market contributes to the Malaysian economy by way of capital formation and the efficiency of the capital served as channels of transmitting growth. However, in the short run, only Islamic capital market measure of Islamic stock market turnover contributes to the economy with productivity of capital as the only channel of transmitting growth. Moreover, there is evidence of causality between the Islamic capital market turnover and the Malaysian economy. The findings imply that the Islamic capital market effectively channeled and pooled funds to productive investment activities. It further proves the notion that in general, Islamic finance is more inclined towards real sector growth as compared to conventional counterpart due to the emphasis on equity-based financing as opposed to debt-based financing.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Capital formation, Economic growth, Islamic capital market, Islamic financial market, Productivity of capital, Cash flow
Taxonomy: By Subject > Business & Management > Economics
By Subject > Business & Management > Finance
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Business & Management
Depositing User: Eza Eliana Abdul Wahid
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2021 23:37
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2021 08:56
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