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Vol 8 No 1 (2024): January-December

Journal Full Title: Asian Finance & Banking Review; Journal Abbreviation: Asian Fin. & Ban. Rev.; Journal ISSN (Print): 2576-1161; Journal ISSN (Online): 2576-1188; DOI Prefix: 10.46281/asfbr; Journal Frequency: Continuous Publication; Article Acceptance Percentage: 26%; Publication Ethical Guide: Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)’s; Peer-Review Policy: Double-Blind (External) Copyright and Licensing: The Author(s); Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 - International License; Publication Policy: Open-Access Journal; Authors' Geographical Diversity: International; Editorial Members' Geographical Diversity: International;  Publish Mode: Publish-as-you-go; Business Model: Golden Open Access; Editors: Dr. Ahmed Elamer scopus-1.png  Professor Dr. K. M. Anwarul Islamscopus-1.png  Citation Analysis: Scopus | Web of Science | Dimensions |Google Scholar

Published: 2024-05-07
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The aim of the Asian Finance & Banking Review (ASFBR) is to provide a platform for rigorous academic research and scholarly discourse on various aspects of finance and banking. Through high-quality research articles, reviews, and commentary, ASFBR aims to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in finance and banking, facilitate dialogue among scholars, policymakers, and practitioners, and foster innovation in financial and banking practices within the Asian region, including Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East/Africa, and other regions like the Americas, Europe, etc. The journal accepts article submissions by e-mail ([email protected]).


ASFBR welcomes original research articles, theoretical and empirical studies, literature reviews, and short communication papers that address a wide range of topics within the fields of finance and banking. The scope of ASFBR includes, but is not limited to, the following areas:

  1. Financial Markets and Institutions: Studies examining the structure, functioning, and efficiency of financial markets and institutions including stock markets, bond markets, banking systems, and non-bank financial institutions.

  2. Corporate Finance: Research on corporate finance issues such as capital structure, corporate governance, dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructuring, with a focus on firms and markets.

  3. Investments and Portfolio Management: Analysis of investment strategies, portfolio management techniques, asset pricing models, and the behavior of financial assets in markets.

  4. Financial Risk Management: Studies on various aspects of financial risk management, including market risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, and operational risk, and their implications for financial institutions and investors.

  5. International Finance: Research on international financial markets, exchange rate dynamics, foreign direct investment, international capital flows, and the impact of globalization on economies and financial systems.

  6. Financial Regulation and Supervision: Examination of regulatory frameworks, supervision practices, and policy measures aimed at ensuring the stability, integrity, and efficiency of financial markets and institutions.

  7. Financial Innovation and Technology: Analysis of innovations in financial products, services, and technologies, such as fintech, blockchain, digital currencies, and their implications for financial intermediation and risk management.

  8. Behavioral Finance: Research on the role of psychological factors, cognitive biases, and investor behavior in shaping financial markets and decision-making processes.

  9. Sustainable Finance: Studies on the integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into financial decision-making, sustainable investment practices, green finance initiatives, and corporate social responsibility (CSR).

  10. Financial Inclusion and Microfinance: Analysis of initiatives aimed at promoting financial inclusion, expanding access to financial services, and supporting the development of microfinance institutions, particularly in underserved communities and rural areas.

  11. Banking Operations and Management: Research focusing on various aspects of banking operations, including deposit-taking, lending, payment processing, and other core banking functions. Studies may examine efficiency improvements, risk management practices, and operational strategies adopted by banks.

  12. Bank Performance and Financial Stability: Analysis of the financial performance and stability of banks operating in markets. Research may include studies on profitability, asset quality, capital adequacy, and liquidity management, as well as the impact of regulatory changes and macroeconomic factors on bank stability.

  13. Credit Risk Assessment and Management: Examination of methodologies for assessing and managing credit risk in banking, with a focus on borrowers and lending markets. Research may cover credit scoring models, loan pricing strategies, credit portfolio management techniques, and the role of credit bureaus and information sharing systems.

  14. Retail and Corporate Banking: Studies on retail banking services, such as savings accounts, loans, mortgages, and payment systems, as well as corporate banking products and services tailored to the needs of businesses and corporate clients.

  15. Islamic Banking and Finance: Research on Islamic banking principles, products, and practices, including Sharia-compliant financing instruments, profit-sharing arrangements, and ethical investment guidelines, with a focus on their implementation and development in countries with significant Muslim populations.

  16. Digital Banking and FinTech Innovation: Analysis of the impact of digitalization and financial technology (FinTech) on banking operations, customer experience, and business models. Research may cover topics such as mobile banking, online payments, peer-to-peer lending, robo-advisory services, and regulatory challenges associated with FinTech adoption.

  17. Banking Regulation and Supervision: Analysis of banking regulatory frameworks, supervisory practices, and policy measures implemented by regulatory authorities in countries to ensure the safety, soundness, and integrity of the banking system. Research may include evaluations of regulatory reforms, Basel III implementation, and cross-border regulatory cooperation initiatives.

ASFBR encourages interdisciplinary research that combines insights from finance, economics, accounting, management, and other related fields to address complex issues and challenges facing the country's finance and banking sector. Contributions from scholars, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners from both academia and industry are welcome.

Subject Area – Economics, Econometrics and Finance. Subject Category – Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous), Finance; Subject Area – Social Sciences. Subject Category – Law.