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Analysis of Short-Term Asset Concentration in Islamic Banking

28 Pages Posted: 15 Feb 2006  

Abbas Mirakhor

International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF)

Date Written: October 8, 1987

Abstract

In general the process of implementation of Islamic banking in the Islamic Republic of Iran and Pakistan appears to be proceeding with relative success. However, number of problems have surfaced during the transition period, among which is a tendency for short-term assets to dominate commercial bank portfolios. The negative effects on capital formation is one result of this portfolio behavior. The cause of this behavior is a set of regulations constraining profit-sharing activities of commercial banks. It is shown here that such regulations rather than reducing the risks of bankruptcies in the banking system may well increase them.

JEL Classification: 3120, 3140, 3116, 3131

Suggested Citation

Mirakhor, Abbas, Analysis of Short-Term Asset Concentration in Islamic Banking (October 8, 1987). IMF Working Paper, Vol. , pp. 1-28, 1987. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=884920

Abbas Mirakhor (Contact Author)

International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) ( email )

Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

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