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For this purpose, a secondary data based research is conducted in this paper wherein a comprehensive range of empirical research papers of country and trade reports are examined to gather the data. The findings thus obtained<br>have been analysed with the help of thematic analysis, wherein two key macro-economic indicators associated to international trade, namely Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and exports are analysed in the context of their impact on the economy of Ghana. The findings gathered from the analysis revealed that two important macro-economic indicators for international trade directly influence the GDP of an economy and the overall growth of the country.</p> Appiah Emmanuel Danquah ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-10-31 2019-10-31 13 4 2498 2502 Factors Affecting Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Exports <p>This paper investigates the factors that affect Democratic Republic of the Congo’s bilateral export flows to its main trading partners. Based on data and other information from trusted sources such as World bank, World Trade Organization that have been used to estimate Congo’s exports through annual data covering the period 2014 to 2018 with its main trading partners.</p> Mulumba Kabeya Francis ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-10-31 2019-10-31 13 4 2503 2508 An empirical analysis of government employees bank selection criteria in Hargeisa, Somalia: Using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) <p style="margin: 0px 0px 16px; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; vertical-align: baseline;">This paper investigates bank selection criteria in Hargeisa, Somalia. This work motivation comes from the fact that not many researches have been done in this area in relevance to this topic. This study aims to explore and understand the government employees’ relative preference of bank selection based on the four selected criteria, namely, service provision coverage, Bank location, bank charges, and bank’s reputation. Therefore, the Analytic Hierarchy process opted as a research methodology for its objectivity of measuring subjective nature data mathematically. Analysis indicated that the Bank’s location has the highest significance for government employees. Thus, as a policy recommendation, this study advises banks in HARGEISA to consider their branch locations for more consideration of Government employees to their banks. Therefore, results got from this paper are reliable and can be used in future research works.</p> Najah Aden Ismail ##submission.copyrightStatement## 13 4 2509 2516 The Effect of Marketing Mix and Brand Image on Purchase Decisions of Fashion Online Products <p>This study discusses the effect of marketing mix consisting of product, price and promotion, as well as brand image on purchasing decisions for Ukhti and Munira products at online store La Vieta ButiQ in Jember.&nbsp;The purpose of this study is to test and analyze the effect of product, price and promotion on purchasing decisions and brand image as intervening&nbsp;variable.&nbsp;The respondents analyzed included 100 online consumers Ukhti and Munira.&nbsp;The analytical method used is&nbsp;<em>Path Analysis</em>&nbsp;and Sobel Test&nbsp;with&nbsp;<em>accidental sampling technique</em>.&nbsp;The results of this study indicate that product and promotion have a significant effect on brand image, price does not affect brand image.&nbsp;Product, price and promotion have a significant effect on purchasing decisions, but brand image has no influence on purchasing decisions.&nbsp;Brand image does not mediate the influence of product, price and promotion on the purchase decisions for Ukhti and Munira products.</p> Novita Ariestanty Yuniorita Indah Handayani Gatot Sugeng Purwono ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-11-13 2019-11-13 13 4 2517 2529 Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment: Empirical Evidence from Saudi Arabia <p>The present study determines the factors affecting foreign direct investment using cross-sectional time-series data over 2000-2017 in the Saudi Arabian region. Moreover, it examines the long-run association of various independent variables with foreign direct investment. The study applies a three-tier process to empirically test the variables under consideration. First, it uses the augmented Dickey-Fuller test to check the stationarity of the trend analysis at the level and at first difference. Second, it uses White heteroscedasticity-consistent standard errors and covariance regression analysis. Finally, it applies Johansen’s co-integration analysis. The results indicate that all independent variables significantly affect foreign direct investment except infrastructure and market size at a 5% level of significance, and all the independent variables have a long-run association with foreign direct investment in Saudi Arabia.</p> Heba Gazzaz ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-11-26 2019-11-26 13 4 2530 2539 The Contribution of Female Human Capital toward Economic Growth in Zimbabwe <p>Most Societies want more investments in women education and health because of the greater social returns (external benefits) accruing from women’s human capital as compared to that of men. An Improvement in women’s health increases productivity by increasing life expectancy and reducing mortality. Female education equips girls at all education levels with skills to effectively compete in the labour market and contribute to their economies. Education also has some significant consequences for the composition and skills of the labour force the ultimate driver of economic growth. This research uses published statistics on growth domestic product, labour, capital, education enrolment at different levels and life expectancy to calculate the contribution of female human capital towards economic growth in Zimbabwe. The study further more introduced a Cobb Douglas Production function as the mathematical model that was suitable to study separate male and female human capital. Human Capital was taken as education enrolment at different levels and life expectancy as a proxy for health for the years 2000 to 2016. Alongside we made use of labour, capital and gross domestic product. The results indicated that female human capital is significant and therefore has a positive impact on economic growth.Further-more<br>recommendations have been given to the government, institutions as well as individuals on the steps to be taken towards a female empowered economy.</p> Nobukhosi Mitchel Dube Sisheng Xie Michael Boakye Osei ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-12-03 2019-12-03 13 4 2540 2554