Research Commentary

Country Governance Research Commentary

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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April 2019

Country Ranking Trends Magni completed a review of property rights. Several countries with relatively lower overall Magni Country Scores were upgraded, including the Czech Republic, Egypt, Portugal, and Turkey. These improvements are good news as more secure property rights should reduce investment risk. Lower risk leads to more attractive investment opportunities. Shakespeare on Brexit: “Full […]

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March 2019

Country Ranking Trends   March was another of the occasional months where there were no changes in Magni Country Scores.   Shakespeare on Brexit: “Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing”   The bard’s quote is applicable as much has happened, while nothing has changed except the date has been moved to April 12th.   Implications: Magni maintains its assessment […]

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March 2019

March 11, 2019: Special Commentary on Brexit Easy to Get Confused on Brexit  Almost every day there is at least one article on Brexit, sometimes many of them. Even for those who follow the events closely, it can be confusing. There are many constituencies, and often comments made by various people are self-serving, at best. The March 29 exit date is fast […]

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February 2019

Country Ranking Trends A review of Poland led to a combination of a small upgrade in Market Integrity and a small downgrade for Securities Regulation. Other areas, including Insurance Regulation and Banking regulation, were unchanged. Market Integrity was upgraded due to passage of legislation to address money laundering. Securities Regulation was downgraded for a lack […]

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