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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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2021/08

PLEDGED SHARE PERFORMANCE DATA AS OF APRIL 2021

To dispel the perception that share pledge transactions have a negative impact on share prices for underlying securities, EquitiesFirst provides price performance data for all the transactions completed by EquitiesFirst in Asia up to April 2021. Our results were positive and remain in line with our previous findings.
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2021/08

EMPLOYEE STOCK OWNERSHIP PLANS (ESOP)

Companies often use ESOP to align interests with their employees. Many early employees of listed companies have accumulated the majority of their wealth through stock rewards. When short-term capital needs arise, rather than selling those shares in the market (which creates share price pressure), pledging the shares to EquitiesFirst is an alternative for upside retention and alignment of interests.
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