Which country is the most bribe-dirty in the world? You guessed it. Anti-corruption group Transparency International, according to BBC News, says there is one more: India also joins China as the worst (photo: 1998 ranking of competitiveness and corruption):
Firms from China and India are most willing to pay bribes abroad to do business, a survey suggests. Anti-corruption group Transparency International (TI) put the two countries at the top of its Bribe Payers’ Index of 30 exporting nations.
The annual survey, which complements TI’s Corruption Perceptions Index measuring the apparent readiness of countries’ officials to accept bribes, used responses from more than 11,000 businesspeople in 125 countries. [Full Text]