Bank holding company stock risk and the composition of bank asset portfolios
A study was conducted to examine the behavior of bank holding company stock returns and their relationship with portfolio composition and stock return risks. A modified arbitrage pricing theory model is applied to analyze bank portfolio impact of such bank stock risks. Results show that some bank assets significantly affect the bank's stock risk profile. The results imply the inclusion of noncredit risk in bank capital standards to capture capital risk levels accurately.
Publication Name: Economic Review (San Francisco)
The likelihood for a true democratic government for Kazakhstan is not great in the foreseeable future. The region's strong nationalism, if tempered, could aid democratic development, but it looks like a hinderance in its current form. The animosity between Kazakhs and Russians is delaying the economic ties the country will need to succeed as a democracy. Other Kazakh barriers to democracy are discussed.
Publication Name: Journal of Democracy
Subject: Political science
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A store-within-a-store concept is being expanded by W.H. Smith, a British micro chain. The prospective home computer buyer browses without sales pressure. Apple IIe, the front-runner of the line with its self-contained design, is expected to be the front runner in sales in this merchandising concept.
Publication Name: Windfall
Subject: Business, international