Turkey Financial Industry Profit Falls $1 Billion in First Half
Turkish financial industry profit fell 1.8 billion liras ($1.03 billion) in the first six months of the year from the same period in 2010, hurt by lower interest rates, according to a report from the banking regulator.
Total financial industry profit over the period was 10.3 billion liras, according to the report by the Ankara-based Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency. The value of financial industry assets rose to 1.48 trillion liras, the agency said.
Non-performing loans declined to 2.9 percent of total loans, according to the report.
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