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Deep-dive into momentous topics with Firstnews commentaries, complete with key takeaways and business insights backed by data analysis. We look into the details, so you can see the big picture.

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2022/05

TIME VALUE OF MONEY & 100% COLLATERAL RETURN

The EquitiesFirst financing model requires a temporary title transfer of shares during the term of the loan transaction. To provide a deeper understanding of how we operate, this piece discusses our business model, 100% track record in returning the collateral, and the correlation with Time Value of Money.
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2022/03

ACCESSING LIQUIDITY AMID UNCERTAINTIES IN CHINA INTERNET SECTOR

EquitiesFirst summarizes some of the key factors which have impacted the share price of China Internet companies, including the regulatory headwind, pressure from SEC to delist Chinese companies over US audit demand, and the rising interest rate.
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2022/03

MALAYSIA SHARE PLEDGE MARKET OPPORTUNITIES

EquitiesFirst examines the opportunities in Malaysia’s share pledge market by analyzing the size of Malaysia’s equity market, the demand for share-backed financing, and the share price performance of 100 unique stocks post share pledging disclosure.
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2022/02

THAILAND PRIVATE CREDIT – INNOVATION IN CORPORATE FINANCING II

In this report, EquitiesFirst publishes the data on the trends in Thailand’s private credit market by looking at the shift from traditional banks to private credit, private credit sector growth, growth opportunities in margin loans and...
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2022/01

2022 ASIA OUTLOOK

In this piece, we review Asia’s private credit and security-backed financing markets and summarize several key trends and major events. Looking towards 2022, we note eight key trends in Asia’s private credit market and the sector of major cryptocurrencies.
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2021/10

ACCESSING LIQUIDITY AMID UNCERTAINTIES IN CHINA’S PROPERTY SECTOR

China Evergrande Group and China’s real estate sector had been on China’s headlines. In this report, we have summarized what has happened and the impact on China’s property sector. More importantly, we presented a solution to the listed company shareholders of Evergrande / other China real estate.
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