Research Commentary

Country Governance Research Commentary

November 2020

Country Ranking Trends Magni recently completed a review of Banking Supervision in the Philippines. Our purpose was to evaluate the weaknesses in the country’s banking system, the weakness that enabled the North Koreans to pull off the 2016 bank heist using Philippine banks. They got $81 million from a Bangladesh bank. Unfortunately, the review demonstrated […]

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October 2020

Country Ranking Trends Magni recently completed a review of Monetary Policy. As part of the review, Magni identified a new source which provided greater insight into key factors in our model. We now have better information on specifics regarding each country’s policies, especially the important topic of inflation. Most countries received an upgrade or a […]

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September 2020

Country Ranking Trends Magni recently completed a review of Market Integrity. China has made some progress in implementing prior commitments, thus justifying a small upgrade. The Philippines also made some progress in a few areas; however, material deficiencies remain unaddressed. These deficiencies prevent Magni from upgrading the country’s Market Integrity score. Everything About Brexit is […]

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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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