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May 2007

SOX in India

Not everything that works in developed countries works in developing countries, but here is an example of the reverse – while the Sarbanes–Oxley (SOX) Act might not have had the expected impact in the U.S., similar reforms have had a positive impact in India, including on the share prices of Indian companies.

These governance reforms could have net benefits in a poor-governance country, like India, but net costs for companies that are already well-governed, like the U.S.

First Global Peace Index - the texture of peace

The Economist Intelligence Unit launched today a study ranking 121 nations by their 'absence of violence.' The 24 indicators include internal and external factors such as levels of violence within a country, organized crime, the number of people in prison, and military expenditure.

First Global Peace Index - the texture of peace

The Economist Intelligence Unit launched today a study ranking 121 nations by their 'absence of violence.' The 24 indicators include internal and external factors such as levels of violence within a country, organized crime, the number of people in prison, and military expenditure.

First Global Peace Index - the texture of peace

The Economist Intelligence Unit launched today a study ranking 121 nations by their 'absence of violence.' The 24 indicators include internal and external factors such as levels of violence within a country, organized crime, the number of people in prison, and military expenditure.


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