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 – January 2016

Country Ranking Trends Turkey was upgraded for improvements to its market integrity (see the comments on Turkey below). The overall trends discussed in recent commentaries remain the same. A few more countries are improving than deteriorating. Collectively, the average score continues to increase at a modest pace. Making Indonesian Investment More Attractive Indonesia is expected […]

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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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Islamic Leadership in Emerging Markets

This article by CEO Kurt Lieberman originally appeared in Finance Forward, October 12, 2015. Most discussions of Islamic Finance focus on substitutes for debt and overcoming the prohibition on riba. When Islamic Finance discussions turn to equities, the focus is usually on Shariah compliance of individual companies and investment products built on portfolios of Shariah-compliant companies. […]

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Monthly Investment and Research Commentary – July 2015

Country Ranking Magni Research upgraded Philippines for its progress in implementing improvements to its Fiscal Policy. The upgrade move Philippines up 5 places in relative rank, though it is still relatively low ranked with scores comparable to India, yet behind Indonesia. Both the United States and Mexico were reviewed for changes in their adherence to […]

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Monthly Investment and Research Commentary – June 2015

Country Ranking Magni Research upgraded Australia for meaningful improvements to its Market Integrity (see below). Australia has achieved top rank across all countries in the developed and emerging markets, though several countries in the developed markets have Magni Country Scores very close to Australia. In the past year the scores of South Korea, Japan, Spain […]

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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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Global Trends – October 2013

Global Trends: Volume 1, Issue 2 Global Trends: Analysis A Deeper Look: Indonesia, Turkey, the Philippines, Thailand and India Standards Spotlight: The Importance of Effective Banking Supervision Recommended Reading Download Here: Magni – Global Trends – Vol 1 Issue 2

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