Research Commentary

Country Governance Research Commentary

October 2019

Country Ranking Trends Magni completed a review of Pakistan. The country has made less progress than previously believed in implementing reforms to improve its market integrity. High market integrity in a country means that companies can conduct routine transactions efficiently with little risk from corrupt influences. The downgrade causes Pakistan to fall below Peru in […]

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September 2019

Country Ranking Trends Magni completed a review of Saudi Arabia. The country received an upgrade for improving the transparency of its economic performance. Accurate, timely, and complete information is important so that businesses can establish market-responsive business plans. Good information reduces risk and increases capital investment. Even though Saudi Arabia has a relatively low ranking, […]

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August 2019

Country Ranking Trends Magni completed a review of the Czech Republic. The country received a small upgrade for tangible progress in implementing previously adopted reforms to strengthen the integrity of the country’s markets. Sino-American Trade: Skirmish, Cold War, or Prelude to War? News outlets contain daily articles on the discussions and related actions of China […]

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July 2019

Country Ranking Trends Magni completed reviews of Canadian financial services regulation and Chinese market integrity. The Canadian review focused on banking and insurance regulation; in both cases, the review confirmed prior determinations. The China review produced a small downgrade as important legislation to make transactions more transparent has not been implemented as previously believed. Beyond […]

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June 2019

Country Ranking Trends Magni completed a review of each country’s regulation of the corporate governance environment. Both Japan and China were upgraded for progress in implementing reforms to ease the rules for businesses. The upgrades were small and did not affect relative country rankings. The Chinese upgrade is significant as it has been more than […]

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May 2019

Country Ranking Trends Argentina and Saudi Arabia are now considered part of the emerging markets. Following Magni assessments, the two countries have received initial rankings of 45th and 42nd, respectively. Argentina’s low score reflects weaknesses in monetary policy and significant regulatory deficiencies across most parts of financial services. Saudi Arabia’s low score reflects opaque government […]

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