OECD Banking Statistics: Methodological Country Notes 2010

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Trends in bank profitability and factors affecting it are major indicators of changes in the state of health of national banking systems. This publication complements Banking Statistics: Financial Statements of Banks 2010 which provides a unique tool for analysing developments in bank profitability in OECD countries. In addition to information on financial statements of banks in OECD countries, it includes data on the number of reporting banks, their branches and staff, structural information on the whole financial sector and ratios aiming at facilitating the analysis of bank profitability of OECD countries.

The methodological country notes included in this volume were prepared to facilitate the comprehension and the interpretation of the statistics and to provide a brief description of the activities of banks in each country.

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The statistics published in Banking Statistics – Financial Statements of Banks relate to all commercial banks operating in Turkey from 1986 and 2009. At the end of 2009, there were 30 commercial banks including 16 domestic-owned banks and 14 foreign-owned banks. of which 4 banks are participation banks operating on Islamic principles. Participation banks data is included in the data set after 2004. All domestic and foreign-owned banks with their domestic and foreign branches are included in the data set but their domestic or foreign subsidiaries are not counted. The data set also does not cover branches of foreign banks operating in Turkey.

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