Our Banking section analyses deal structures within project finance and Islamic finance as well as changing terms in the loan market. For instance, exclusive coverage of the LMA’s intercreditor agreement in Europe, cov-lites’ changing structures in the US, and innovative project financing in Brazil.  Subscribers receive a regular email alert.


  • Giant Interactive pushes Chinese LBO financing

    29 Jul 2014

    The sponsor-led leveraged buyout of Giant Interactive highlighted banks’ increasing comfort with borrowers’ underlying credit

  • Bitcoin might prompt regulatory shift

    25 Jul 2014

    As supervisors increase their focus on virtual currency, the fast-growing Bitcoin market has revealed a potential paradigm shift in financial regulation

  • How to take security in Myanmar

    24 Jul 2014

    Local authorities have completed the first registration of a secured interest on Myanmar assets for a foreign loan. It could facilitate lending in the jurisdiction

  • E-money firms: the next shadow banks?

    21 Jul 2014

    Electronic payment services firms could be poised to capitalise on the UK's plans to make it easier for SMEs to borrow from non-traditional lenders

  • World’s first regulated Bitcoin fund analysed

    21 Jul 2014

    Jersey is keen to position itself as a Bitcoin hub. But launching the bellwether exchange presented supervisors with some difficult decisions

  • Competition sparks new PE tactics

    15 Jul 2014

    Increased regulation and competition from traditional limited partners is forcing global private equity firms to use more innovative financing solutions

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Islamic finance

  • UK sukuk first explained

    02 Jul 2014

    The UK's trailblazing sukuk developed an innovative structure, setting a benchmark that is hoped will inspire the country's corporates to tap the lucrative shariah market

  • An IFLR guide to the evolution of global sukuk structures

    07 May 2014

    As Islamic finance continues to evolve, this page provides an archive of IFLR’s coverage of key developments in the sukuk space

  • Nasdaq Dubai's Reit first could boost GCC

    16 Apr 2014

    Nasdaq Dubai has become the first exchange in the GCC to list a Reit. But can the bourse capitalise on the deal to cement the emirate’s comeback?

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Project finance

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