In the 'conventional' finance space, asset-backed financings have proved a successful method of funding social and civil infrastructure. However, in Islamic finance, asset-backed sukuk have not yet taken off.
Despite a slow start to the year and an uncertain political outlook, US M&A accelerated into 2017.
Despite a tough year, leveraged debt is facing up to challenges with renewed resilience
Refinancing rules debt as issuers look to take advantage of circumstances
While fears of another downturn loom, the European financial markets have innovated, evolved and grown
Covenant lite deals becoming the new normal in Europe
With miners staging a recovery on equity markets in 2016 and China concerns easing, growth is back on the agenda. But the recovery is not without its challenges and uncertainties.