Research Commentary

Country Governance Research Commentary

August 2020

Country Ranking Trends Magni recently completed a review of Hungary. The review confirmed the existing Magni Country Governance Score. Hungary retains a better than average score among the countries of the emerging markets. Its biggest weakness remains the relatively low Market Integrity in the country. The last change in Magni Country Governance Score for Hungary […]

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July 2020

Country Ranking Trends Magni recently completed a review of South Korea’s regulatory environment. Both banking and insurance supervision improved. In particular, the opaqueness enveloping insurance regulation has dissipated. The resulting upgrades moved South Korea ahead of countries in the developed market, such as Hong Kong and Austria. Wirecard Looks Like Germany’s Enron The German payments […]

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June 2020

Country Ranking Trends June was one of the occasional months where there were no upgrades or downgrades of countries. Magni completed a review of market integrity based on new information regarding several countries, and the review confirmed existing scores. China’s Xi Emulates Henry Ford A planned national security law for Hong Kong was announced by […]

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May 2020

Country Ranking Trends Magni completed a review of fiscal transparency. A consistently implemented and transparent fiscal policy creates a more conducive business environment. Company leaders can build plans more confidently and risks are perceived to be lower, so more projects are attractive and, hence, funded. Brazil, Japan, Mexico, and Thailand received small upgrades, while the […]

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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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