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Does Ukraine merit a new handout?

Yesterday the International Monetary Fund approved a further bailout of more than US$1 billion for Ukraine, a country trying to deal with an aggressive eastern neighbour and a ruling elite compromised by corruption. If the decision to resume payments was based on the normal loan conditions, the outcome would have been an obvious no. Ukrainian […]

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Bribery blocks the potential of emerging economies

Last month the FT wrote about the countries that will be driving global economic growth in the years ahead. any company still concentrating its efforts in established economies really is living in the past.” But companies trying to prepare for a future world of opportunities offered by new markets must be ready to face new […]

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Waiving immunity lets those in power be held to account

In late March, a French court ordered an investigation into alleged abuses of power by IMF chief Christine Lagarde during her time as a French finance minister and her involvement in the payment of compensation to businessman Bernard Tapie. Investigators opened an inquiry into possible charges of “complicity to embezzlement of public funds” and “complicity […]

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2011 Corruption Perceptions Index: Alarming results in Asia

  Asia’s leading economies may be experiencing high levels of growth, but a lack of anti-corruption measures threatens fair distribution of wealth. Rukshana Nanayakkara, Transparency International’s Senior Programme Coordinator for South Asia, looks at the corruption challenges facing Asia’s emerging economies. The 2011 Corruption Perceptions Index results are a clear message to governments in Asia […]

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