ISLAMIC BANKS AND FINANCE AND THE POSSIBILITY OF AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENTS IN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA

  • Kačar Bahrija, PhD Department for Economic sciences, State University of Novi Pazar
  • Jasmina Curić, PhD Department for Chemical - Technological sciences, State University of Novi Pazar
  • Selma Ikić, MSc Offce for Local Economic Development, City Administration of Novi Pazar

Abstract

Financing the economy and agriculture as well in the Republic of Serbia in recent past present was realized and has been implemented with the fnancial and credit support of the state, as well as through expensive commercial bank loans and fnancial leasing. Bearing in mind the productive resources, the importance of agriculture to the national economy and employment of the population, and that the fnancing of agriculture in the Republic of Serbia, at its current level of development, should be implemented with the support of the state. States should work towards the establishment of specialized agricultural banks and by legislation facilitate the arrival of fnancial institutions which will place funds at favorable conditions such as the Islamic fnancial institutions do. Islamic fnancial institutions in the placement of funds-loans do not use the loan interest rate which is according to the Islamic beliefs unfair and unacceptable. The theoreticians of Islamic economy see an alternative in the fundamental values and teachings of Islam, the Quran and the Sunnah, which strictly prohibit interest. Islamic bank can make certain comparative advantages in respect to the other domestic banks. It is in a position to establish a sound business relationship with clients from Muslim countries for the local companies to perform in their markets, as well as with the performance of companies from Muslim countries on the Serbian market. A further advantage of this bank we see in the fact that one of its founders would be the IDB – Islamic Development Bank - the leading development bank of the Muslim world, whose experience in the implementation of development projects in Serbia can be of great beneft. However, the largest Islamic bank has potential in the establishment and development of business relationships and cooperation with a growing number of fnancial and other institutions whose operations are based on the principles of Shariah.

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Published
2017-09-30
How to Cite
BAHRIJA, Kačar; CURIĆ, Jasmina; IKIĆ, Selma. ISLAMIC BANKS AND FINANCE AND THE POSSIBILITY OF AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENTS IN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA. Economics of Agriculture, [S.l.], v. 64, n. 3, p. 1081-1100, sep. 2017. ISSN 2334-8453. Available at: <http://ea.bg.ac.rs/index.php/EA/article/view/75>. Date accessed: 13 nov. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.5937/ekoPolj1703081K.