Iscuss and critically evaluate the major issues in the debate regarding the existence of an optimal capital structures

The assignment should be written and presented in the form of report, complete with notes and a full set of references to the materials and sources that are used, set out in Harvard style. Any and all references to original surces used must be acknowledged in the text and listed in the references.
The report are advised to focus on providing a critical discussion of the theoretical and empirical evidence about Optimal Capital Structure.
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