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    1. 8 hours ago

      How to purge emerging markets of corruption

      Where there is concrete there is corruption. That is more than alliteration; it is axiomatic. Construction is the most...

    2. August 12, 2015

      Indonesian court orders Suharto foundation to repay millions

      Indonesia’s Supreme Court has ordered the repayment of millions of dollars embezzled by the late President Suharto,...

    1. July 16, 2015

      Switzerland extradites first Fifa official to US

      Switzerland extradited to the US the first of seven officials held in custody in relation to a corruption investigation...

    2. June 24, 2015

      Google heads queue to lobby Brussels

      Google had more high-level lobbying meetings with the European Commission than any other business in the past six...

    3. June 23, 2015

      Anti-corruption groups warn SFO against deferred prosecution

      Anti-corruption groups have warned the Serious Fraud Office not to replace criminal charges with deferred prosecution...

    4. June 10, 2015

      Corruption watchdog says UK blocked just 7 suspect deals in year

      UK law enforcement blocks only a fraction of financial transactions thought to involve corrupt funds, new data show....

    5. June 10, 2015

      Legal review into money laundering stalled despite watchdog probe

      A long-awaited government review into the UK’s anti-money laundering laws has been delayed, despite the country being...

    6. beyondbrics

      May 6, 2015

      Austria’s ruling means Ukraine will remain a country where crime pays

      Austria’s refusal to extradite Dmitry Firtash to the US is confirmation that Europe holds two contradictory positions...

    7. May 5, 2015

      Rash of scandals forces Mexico to change tack on corruption

      “It’s always difficult to deal with government,” complains an insurance broker in the northern Mexican city of...

    8. April 28, 2015

      Goldman Sachs’ reported spending on EU lobbying rises 14-fold

      Goldman Sachs has revealed a 14-fold increase in the amount it says it spends on lobbying in Brussels after the EU...

    9. April 27, 2015

      Defence groups quiet on anti-corruption measures

      Two-thirds of defence companies show little or no evidence of having programmes to combat corruption, according to an...

    10. April 15, 2015

      Petrobras shows corruption is now a high-stakes game in Brazil

      In the 1980s, corruption in Brazil was a simple, albeit sweaty, affair. The first challenge for any executive entrusted...

    11. March 4, 2015

      Tax havens linked to London property

      The secrecy surrounding foreign owners of high-value London properties has long given rise to suspicions of hidden...

    12. January 2, 2015

      Norwegian businesses warned of ‘wake-up call’ on corruption

      Three major corruption cases last year should be a “wake-up call” for Norwegian business, which can be “too naive” when...

    13. December 11, 2014

      Venezuela loses faith in socialist government

      The mural above Ana Caona’s head in the gritty Caracas slum known as 23rd of January is no ordinary depiction of the...

    14. December 7, 2014

      Companies’ defences against corruption still inadequate

      More than a third of multinational companies still have inadequate defences against corruption, more than three years...

    15. December 3, 2014

      China slips in Transparency International corruption index

      Corruption in China has worsened dramatically over the past year despite a vicious two-year campaign by the ruling...

    16. November 21, 2014

      City Insider: Sir Mike Jackson, g7enius idea?

      Sir Mike Jackson: g7enius idea? The British military is going digital on the field of battle. For the first time,...

    17. beyondbrics

      October 27, 2014

      Ukraine election: shaping up for an anti-corruption drive

      The results of Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Ukraine give president Petro Poroshenko and the potential members of...

    18. October 26, 2014

      South Korea under pressure to pass anti-corruption bill

      The good times may be over for South Korea’s civil servants, as they closely watch the fate of a new anti-graft bill....

    19. October 10, 2014

      Corruption crusaders warn against meddling in Saudi bribery probe

      Anti-corruption campaigners have warned the UK government against political interference in an investigation into...

    20. September 24, 2014

      Why corruption is a messy business

      On some maps of the world, most of the countries of Asia, along with many of those in Africa and Latin America, are...

    21. beyondbrics

      August 11, 2014

      How to stabilise Ukraine’s economy? Fight corruption

      In the past few decades, Ukraine has become one of the most corrupt countries in Europe. Many who protested against the...

    22. July 31, 2014

      Tax haven buyers set off property alarm in England and Wales

      At least £122bn of property in England and Wales is held through companies in offshore tax havens where ownership is...

    23. May 18, 2014

      EU cuts size of mission to monitor Egyptian election

      The EU has drastically scaled back a plan to monitor Egypt’s forthcoming presidential election in a further blow to the...

    24. beyondbrics

      April 24, 2014

      Guest post: corruption rampant a year after Bangladesh factory collapse

      By Iftekhar Zaman, Transparency International, Bangladesh One year ago today, three thousand garment workers started a...

    25. December 22, 2013

      Insider takes on fight against corruption in Libya

      A large sum of money allocated to a Libyan embassy in Asia has gone missing and Tariq al Walid, the Libyan finance...

    26. beyondbrics

      December 4, 2013

      Poland looking good in education and corruption rankings

      Poland has the EU’s best growth record in the last five years, but there is a growing awareness that keeping growth...

    27. beyondbrics

      December 3, 2013

      Hungary on the upswing but corruption remains a problem [updated with government response]

      Hungary has been pumping out the positive spin on economic news for over a year now. Back then it was surely premature,...

    28. beyondbrics

      November 8, 2013

      Should South Korea still be an emerging market?

      Developed? The MSCI, the US company from which beyondbrics gets its definition of an emerging market, today issued...

    29. October 22, 2013

      Political parties in Bangladesh clash over election process

      Khaleda Zia, leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist party, has rejected government proposals on how to run the...

    30. beyondbrics

      October 17, 2013

      EM transparency scorecard (part 1): must try harder

      When it comes to big EM companies and reporting standards, there is a lot to be desired. That’s the conclusion of a new...

    31. August 26, 2013

      South Africa: Killed for crying foul

      Nkululeko Gwala always said that he would rather take a bullet than run. On the day he died, the normally jovial...

    32. July 22, 2013

      GSK’s mea kinda culpa is a first step to redemption

      GlaxoSmithKline is wise to admit that staff may have broken Chinese bribery laws. When big companies stonewall during a...

    33. beyondbrics

      July 12, 2013

      Taiwan: bribery report hits nerve

      When Transparency International reported this week that a third of Taiwanese said they paid a bribe last year to get...

    34. beyondbrics

      July 7, 2013

      Week ahead, July 8 - 12

      Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria visits China as Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan departs; the UN Security Council is busy debating...

    35. June 10, 2013

      Fight against Mideast corruption at risk, warns anti-graft group

      Efforts to fight the corruption that contributed to uprisings throughout the Arab world two years ago may be falling by...

    36. May 8, 2013

      Anwar supporters hold protest over Malaysia election result

      Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s opposition leader, led tens of thousands of supporters in a protest rally on Wednesday...

    37. March 14, 2013

      China’s new president in corruption battle

      The sales director for a supplier to Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive is close to despair. She has been selling parts...

    38. February 17, 2013

      Beating bribery in global business

      Forty governments are signatories to the anti-bribery convention adopted in 1997 by the Paris-based OECD. To this day...

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