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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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 high is...

  5. 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, but...

  6. 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 revisions...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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 the...

  14. 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 evening...

  15. 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 for 20...

  16. 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 it...

  17. February 7, 2013

    Venezuela rivals trade blows on corruption

    The Venezuelan government has accelerated a mud-slinging campaign to discredit the opposition, accusing it of corruption, as...

  18. February 6, 2013

    Report cites military corruption in MENA

    Two years after revolutions raised hopes for political change, the armed forces of Middle East and North African nations...

  19. beyondbrics

    January 25, 2013

    Davos 2013: tackling corruption the unconventional way

    How do you tackle corruption? To that age-old question, Rahul Bajaj, the Indian billionaire businessman, has some...

  20. beyondbrics

    December 6, 2012

    Corruption: a globalisation of risk

    embed1 Reading this week’s Transparency International report into corruption it’s easy to conclude that most of the problems...

  21. beyondbrics

    December 5, 2012

    Anti-corruption laws - help or hindrance to economic growth?

    Transparency International’s corruption perceptions index provides an annual league table on who’s up and who’s down in...

  22. FT Alphaville

    December 5, 2012

    And the most corrupt EU state is...

    Greece, apparently. Closely followed by Italy. Those are the conclusions by Transparency International in their latest...

  23. December 5, 2012

    China’s ranking in corruption index slips

    China has slipped down Transparency International’s annual corruption index, highlighting the challenges facing the...

  24. November 15, 2012

    EADS launches external ethics audit

    EADS, the pan-European aerospace and defence company, has launched an external assessment of its compliance systems after...

  25. November 1, 2012

    Monti turns to fight against corruption

    Item on the prosecution’s list of evidence – one severed goat’s head with tongue protruding. This calling card was left by...

  26. October 30, 2012

    Brazil gripped by anti-corruption battle

    Normally, live coverage of events in Brazil is reserved for football matches. But in recent weeks, the law professors at the...

  27. October 4, 2012

    BAE tops EADS in anti-corruption study

    BAE Systems, Europe’s biggest defence company, appears to do more to prevent corruption than EADS, the aerospace company...

  28. October 2, 2012

    Georgia’s milestone

    Two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Georgia has passed an important milestone in its journey towards...

  29. September 19, 2012

    Kremlin crackdown hits NGOs’ funding

    The electoral watchdog Golos, or “Voice”, got its first taste of the changing political winds in Russia late last year when...

  30. July 15, 2012

    Oil and gas has highest bribery rate

    The oil and gas industry was subject to the most prosecutions for bribery and graft in the UK of any sector over the past...

  31. July 10, 2012

    Barclays in transparency ratings blow

    Barclays is among the least transparent companies in terms of its corporate reporting, according to a ranking of the world’s...

  32. beyondbrics

    July 8, 2012

    The week ahead: July 9 – 13

    Another week of key economic data points – after the benchmark rate cut, eyes will be on China’s Q2 GDP figure, out on...

  33. July 2, 2012

    Industry vies for access to Angola oil

    The bounty of crude deep under the Angolan seabed counts as one of the most tempting targets for international oil groups....

  34. July 1, 2012

    When toil is as strong as family ties

    Nazir Razak does not seem the “princeling” type, but then that is an accident of birth. The 45-year-old chief executive of...

  35. June 26, 2012

    Indonesia graft agency in funding drive

    With parliamentarians refusing to stump up the cash for a much-needed headquarters for Indonesia’s powerful anti-corruption...

  36. June 20, 2012

    Indonesia army to train tax collectors

    Indonesia’s tax office has come up with an unconventional response to pressure to raise the paltry tax take and shed its...

  37. The World

    June 6, 2012

    Europe's corruption problem

    The launch event for the report in Brussels. Photo: Transparency International With its fragmenting monetary union,...

  38. June 3, 2012

    Mongolia’s ex-leader lashes out from hospital

    In room 304 of Ulan Bator’s Hospital No 2, Nambaryn Enkhbayar, former president of Mongolia, lies hooked up to a drip....

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