ISTANBUL Nov 8 Turkey's state-owned lender
Ziraat Bank posted a third-quarter net profit to 614.5 million
lira ($344 million), a 31 percent rise from the same period a
Ziraat's net profit stood at 470.5 million lira a year ago,
according to a filing on Thursday.
The bank said its loans and receivables declined 4.2 percent
to 68.4 billion lira in the third quarter from 71.4 billion lira
at the end of 2011, while its deposits declined by 4.4 percent
to 108.1 billion lira from 113.1 billion lira.
($1 = 1.7859 Turkish liras)
(Writing by Ece Toksabay)