Transparency International has published its annual Global Corruption Barometer covering more than 100 countries. And it shows that the problem is on the rise in nations across the world.
Corporate corruption is still prevalent in rich Group of 20 nations despite their pledges last year to close loopholes, according to Transparency International. It has listed Brazil, China and the US among the offenders.
The good news is that more countries improved their scores in the latest corruption perception index. The bad news is that two-thirds of the 168 countries measured scored less than 50 on a 100-point scale.
Multi-national corporations colluding with corrupt officials are shielded by a lack of transparency, a new report says. These unscrupulous practices are exacerbating poverty, the document adds.
Corruption, economy of scarcity, mass demonstrations. A new study shows that democracy is losing popularity in Latin America. Disillusion is at its worst in Brazil and Guatemala.
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