Middle Eastern Finance and Economics

Issue 18
December, 2012

The Relationship between Board Characteristics and Environmental Disclosures: Evidence from Taiwan

Juo-Lien Wang, Hsing-Hwa Hsiung and Wan-Ting Ku
6-18

The Causal Relationship between VAT Rates and VAT Revenues for Turkish Economy
Emre Aksoy and Taylan Taner Dogan
19-23

Portfolio Optimization for the Stocks Traded in Turkey with Classical and Fuzzy-Based Models Limited by Financial Ratios
Semra Erpolat and Cansin Kaya
24-36

Analysis of Fixed Effects Models and Random Effects in Panel Data and Causality between Financial Development and Economic Growth: The Case of ECOWAS and WAEMU
Lansana Bangoura and Komivi Afawubo
37-54

What Really Determines the Dividend Policy in Financial Institutions: A Case of Bahrain
Seref Turen and Safa Yousif Hassan Salman
55-66

Democracy, Economic Freedom, and Income Inequality
Abdallah K. Nassereddine
67-84

Empowerment in the Quranic and Contemporary Perspectives and the Role in Development Realization
Akif Lutfi Al-Khasawneh, Hamdan Rasheed Al-Jammal and Mohammad Hasan Hamadat
85-100

Corporate Tax and Capital Structure: Evidence from Tunisian Firms in Response to the Tax Reform Act of 2006
Houda Rekik and Mohamed Ali Omri
101-116

Global Financial Crisis and Protectionism
Sevim Akdemir
117-125

The Cointegration between Stock Prices and Exchange Rates: Evidence from Singapore
Tsung-Hsien Chen
126-133

The Value Relevance of ROE "Decomposed
Dalia Ibrahim Mustafa
134-147

Dynamic Relationships between Macroeconomic Indicators and Non-Performing Loans in the Turkish Financial Industry
Deniz Eren, and Sema Dube
148-161

International Equity Diversification between China and Its Major Trading Partners: Nonparametric Cointegration Test
Han-Wen Tzeng and Tsung-Hsien Chen
162-173

Prohibited Dealing with Foreign Stock Markets
Akram Trad Al-Fayez
174-192