2 November 2011 at 00.01 GMT
Transparency International’s 2011 Bribe Payers Index (BPI) ranks the likelihood of companies from 28 leading export countries and territories to bribe abroad. These 28 countries and territories account for 78 per cent of the total outflow of goods, services and investment worldwide.
The Index, last published in 2008, is based on interviews with more than 3000 senior business executives from emerging and developed economies.
The 28 countries and territories ranked in the 2011 BPI are:
Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States.
The Index also includes a ranking of the perceived propensity of firms from 19 business sectors to engage in bribery:
agriculture; arms, defence and military; banking and finance; civilian aerospace; consumer services; fisheries; forestry; heavy manufacturing; information technology; light manufacturing; mining; oil and gas; pharmaceutical and healthcare; power; public works; real estate; telecommunications; transportation; and utilities.
Bribe Payers Index 2011
Launch: 2 November 2011 at 00.01 GMT
A selection of materials will be available in Arabic, English, French, Mandarin, Spanish and Russian.
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