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The Bribe Payers' Index

The Bribe Payers' Index ranks the 30 leading exporting countries according to the degree to which their companies are perceived to be paying bribes abroad to senior public officials. According to the latest survey, published by Transparency International in 2006, the countries most likely to offer bribes are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States. According to Transparency International, India, China, and Russia are the worst offenders.

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