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Profitability of Interest-free vs. Interest-based Banks in Turkey

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  • Soylu, Ali
  • Durmaz, Nazif

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Islamic banking is consistent with Islamic law and guided by Islamic economics. They are prohibited from charging or paying interest, and can operate only on the basis of the profit-sharing arrangements. Islamic banking has been gaining momentum on a global scale for the last 30 years. It is estimated that the assets of Islamic banks in Turkey will exceed US$25 billion in the next decade and will make up 10% of the total banking system. Therefore, this study compares Islamic banks with interest-based banks to measure their profitability. It also investigates how Islamic financing techniques are used by Islamic Banks.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 36376.

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Date of creation: 01 Jan 2012
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:36376

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Keywords: Turkish banks; interest-based banking; interest-free banking; Islamic banking;

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  1. Chong, Beng Soon & Liu, Ming-Hua, 2009. "Islamic banking: Interest-free or interest-based?," Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 17(1), pages 125-144, January.
  2. Kenneth Spong & Richard J. Sullivan & Robert DeYoung, 1995. "What makes a bank efficient? : a look at financial characteristics and management and ownership structure," Financial Industry Perspectives, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, issue Dec, pages 1-19.
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