‘A Short Survey on Islamic Banks’ excerpted from an article ‘Arab and Islamic Banks, Petro Capital Development’. Gives a fairly comprehensive account of Islamic banks in existencetill 1982. Concludes that Islamic banks should be seen, for the time being, as instruments for economic development and economic integration of the Muslim world but not as an instrument for the complete elimination of interest from the economy. Descriptive. For economists. Undocumented.