The global economy has been undergoing significant changes in recent years, with countries such as the US and EU adopting policies to cool down their economies. However, this has led to some large banks such as Credit Suisse, Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank encountering difficulties and even going bankrupt.
China’s government has recently lifted their strictest Covid procedures that led to long-term travel restrictions and lockdowns. In this edition, EquitiesFirst covers how the easing of restrictions in China may affect market confidence, the global tourism market, APAC debt markets and China’s economy.
In 2022, central banks raised interest rates and the World Bank warned of a potential global recession. Pressure from high inflation rates, a possible recession, and higher interest rates caused turbulence in financial markets. In this edition, EquitiesFirst shares our observations from the elapsed year and our insights and expectations for 2023.
Thailand is one of the largest markets in Southeast Asia by market capitalization. This volume highlights how EquitiesFirst’s business in growing for both equities and crypto in Thailand and how the 40% of Thai listed companies that are eligible for EquitiesFirst financing can benefit from their industry leading terms.
Movements that happen in the United States and China have historically affected Hong Kong’s stock market. This volume explores how rising interest rates in the U.S. and China’s 20th National Congress could affect the Hang Seng Index and how EquitiesFirst’s solution can mitigate uncertainty.
The latest U.S. inflation data has led equity markets to expect a continued liquidity drought caused by forecasted elevated interest rates well into 2024. This volume explores how EquitiesFirst’s securities-based financing provides an innovative solution for investors to raise capital and diversify their portfolios while maintaining the upside potential of their core holdings.