Research Commentary

Country Governance Research Commentary

April 2020

Country Ranking Trends Magni completed a review of laws and regulations related to the protection of shareholder interests in a company. Shareholder property rights are an important part of maintaining a business environment conducive to economic activity. Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and United Kingdom received small upgrades, […]

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March 2020

The Country Ranking Trends are at the end of the article so that the global pandemic can be covered first. Pandemic Impacting Humanity The coronavirus continues to spread across the globe with the United States, and in particular New York City, becoming a focus of concern. Meanwhile, in China’s Hubei province where the outbreak started […]

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February 2020

Country Ranking Trends Magni completed a review of accounting systems. Peru was the only country with material changes. Magni found weaknesses in both Peruvian reporting and controls, resulting in a downgrade. This dropped the country below Argentina in the Magni ranking of country governance. Coronavirus Epidemic Made Worse by Chinese Opaqueness The coronavirus outbreak that […]

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January 2020

Country Ranking Trends January was another of the occasional months where there were no changes in Magni Country Governance Scores. Brexit Is Happening The Withdrawal Agreement Act has passed the upper and lower parliamentary chambers, and Queen Elizabeth II signed off on the legislation thus making the law official. The European Parliament voted on January […]

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December 2019

Country Ranking Trends Magni completed a review of the Philippines. The country finally has made meaningful progress in implementing reforms to improve its Market Integrity. The longstanding deficiencies were highlighted when the Philippines was used to launder money stolen in 2016 from Bangladeshi banks. For all of 2019, ten countries in the investible world were […]

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November 2019

Country Ranking Trends Magni completed a review of Thailand’s regulatory environment. The country has made meaningful progress in implementing previously enacted reforms to improve supervision of banks and insurance companies. Collectively, these upgrades improve Thailand’s score enough to move above five countries. With implementation of a few more reforms, Thailand has the potential to receive […]

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