Monthly Investment and Research Commentary – May 2016

Country Ranking Trends The temporary stall of governance improvements around the world continues. During May Magni Research identified no changes in scores for any of the countries in the developed or emerging markets. Magni is looking to see the extent to which the global trend of populism among political figures, along with their rhetoric, is […]

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Monthly Investment and Research Commentary – April 2016

Country Ranking Trends Magni reviewed the protections on the rights of minority investors across the investible countries of the world. Countries where these rights are well protected have better governance and investors will perceive less risk when making equity investments. The review resulted in changes for six countries. Belgium, Indonesia, and the Philippines were downgraded, […]

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Monthly Investment and Research Commentary – March 2016

Country Ranking Trends Magni completed a review of key shareholder rights. As a result of the review, Turkey’s score for protecting shareholder rights in distressed companies was reduced. Scores in all other countries are unchanged. As mentioned last month, Magni Country Scores on average increase over time. The pace of governance improvements around the world […]

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Monthly Investment and Research Commentary – December 2015

Country Ranking Trends As noted in last month’s commentary, the United Kingdom was at risk of an additional downgrade. Magni’s assessment is complete and the country was downgraded (see below). As the year comes to a close, a little less than half of the countries in the developed and emerging markets increased their Magni Country […]

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Monthly Investment and Research Commentary – October 2015

Country Ranking Trends Chile, France, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Spain, and the United Kingdom were downgraded for newly apparently shortcomings in the fiscal transparency. At the same time Italy, Malaysia, Peru, Poland, and Thailand were upgraded for recent progress in making their fiscal policy more transparent. A stable and transparent fiscal policy provides a better environment […]

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Monthly Investment and Research Commentary – August 2015

Country Ranking Magni Research left scores for all countries unchanged last month. Information received in the last month reconfirmed existing scores. The recent trend regarding year-over-year changes continued with the scores of South Korea, Japan, Spain and Philippines rising the most, while the scores of United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, New […]

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Monthly Investment and Research Commentary – March 2015

Country Ranking There was one change in the Magni Country Scores from last month: Spain was upgraded (the update is described below). South Korea and Japan have seen their scores rise the most in the past 12 months, followed now by Spain as the third largest gainer in that time. Egypt and Thailand have been […]

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Monthly Investment and Research Commentary – February 2015

Country Ranking Magni Research left scores for all countries unchanged last month. Information received in the last month reconfirmed existing scores. The recent trend regarding year-over-year changes continued with the scores of South Korea, Japan, Spain and Philippines rising the most, while the scores of United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, New […]

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