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2022/04

CRYPTO BACKED FINANCING AND THE MERITS OF DIVERSIFICATION

There are a number of crypto-backed financing solutions in the market (i.e. crypto lending platforms). This piece summarizes the structure of each of the solutions and their respective advantages. It also highlights...
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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 SOUTHEAST ASIA CRYPTOCURRENCY REPORT

Southeast Asia has emerged as a regional hub for cryptocurrencies in Asia under the drive of international financial conditions and government support. In this report, EquitiesFirst outlines the development of cryptocurrency in Southeast Asia, the key drivers behind its emergence, policies around crypto and the growing demand for crypto-backed lending solutions in Southeast Asia.
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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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