PERFORMANCE OF INTEREST-FREE ISLAMIC BANKS VIS-À-VIS INTEREST-BASED CONVENTIONAL BANKS OF BAHRAIN
AbstractThis paper examines the comparative performance of Bahrain’s interest-free Islamic banks and the interest-based conventional commercial banks during the post Gulf War period with respect to (a) profitability, (b) liquidity risk, and (c) credit risk. Nine financial ratios are used in measuring these performances. Applying Student’s t-test to financial ratios for Islamic and conventional commercial banks in Bahrain for the period 1991-2001, the paper concludes that there is no major difference in performance between Islamic and conventional banks with respect to profitability and liquidity. However, the study finds that there exists a significant difference in credit performance.
JEL classification: G20, G21
Key words: Banks, Comparative performance, Bahrain
How to Cite
Samad, A. (1). PERFORMANCE OF INTEREST-FREE ISLAMIC BANKS VIS-À-VIS INTEREST-BASED CONVENTIONAL BANKS OF BAHRAIN. International Journal of Economics, Management and Accounting, 12(2). Retrieved from https://journals.iium.edu.my/enmjournal/index.php/enmj/article/view/99