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Why doesn’t Germany support detailed transparency for the oil, mining industries?

***Update*** The US government has recently sent a letter to the German government pushing them to support the publication of payments on a project by project and not just a country by country basis. An old industrial dynasty from the German Ruhr region might play a role in blasting the envisaged transparency regulations for the […]

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The politics of corruption in India: public goods for private gain

India continues to reel from corruption scams.  First it was telecom licenses that grabbed the headlines, now it is the sale of coal highlighting the corruption at the heart of the Indian government, politics and business. In 2008, the former Telecommunications Minister of the Indian government began to issue cut-rate licenses to mobile telephony companies […]

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