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Financial structure and bank profitability (English)


Countries differ in the extent to which their financial systems are bank-based or market-based. The financial systems of Germany and Japan, for example, are considered bank-based because banks play a leading role in mobilizing savings, allocating capital... See More +


  • Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Huizinga, Harry;
  • 2000/08/31
  • Policy Research Working Paper
  • WPS2430
  • 1
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  • United StatesUnited KingdomJapanGermany
  • OTHEast Asia and PacificEurope and Central Asia
  • 2010/07/01
  • Financial structure and bank profitability
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