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Posts Tagged: India

Reducing C-Level Risk In Compliance Land

The CEOs, CFOs, COOs and Chief Compliance Officers we meet with are well aware of the FCPA and are working to put in place compliance programs to keep their companies on the right side of the law, but they are not terribly concerned about their own personal exposures.… Continue Reading

This Would End Graft Everywhere

Two farmers ‘fed up with bribery demands dumped three sacks filled with snakes on the floor of a busy tax office in northern India,’ the Guardian reported yesterday.

About forty snakes were released, the story said, including at least four cobras.… Continue Reading

BRIC Companies Rank Low On New TI Index

Transparency International yesterday released its 2011 Bribe Payers Index. It’s the fifth version of the index and the first update since 2008.

It ranks 28 of the world’s largest economies, TI said, ‘according to the perceived likelihood of companies from these countries to pay bribes abroad.’… Continue Reading

Avon Discloses SEC Investigation

Avon Products confirmed Thursday that the SEC has issued a formal order of investigation into possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Avon’s disclosure appeared in its quarterly report filed with the SEC.… Continue Reading

Whistleblowers In India Risk Being Murdered

Bloomberg reporters Mehul Srivastava and Andrew MacAskill published a story today about the recent murders of whistleblowers who tried to expose government corruption in India.

The disturbing report said at least twelve people have been killed since January 2010 after they used India’s Right to Information Act to expose local graft.… Continue Reading

A Mass Movement Against Graft

Thousands gathered this weekend in New Delhi to support an anti-corruption activist who’s on a hunger strike.

Anna Hazare, left, has refused food for five days since being jailed briefly by the Indian government over plans for public demonstrations.… Continue Reading

India’s Anti-Corruption Revolution

Anna Hazare will spend one last night in a New Delhi prison before holding a massive public hunger strike on Friday to demand tougher anti-corruption laws.

Early Thursday, the 74-year-old activist accepted an offer from police to leave jail and hold the 15-day public protest at an open-air New Delhi venue capable of holding 25,000 people.… Continue Reading

‘I Paid A Bribe’

One of the neatest anti-corruption sites around is India’s I Paid a Bribe, where people can anonymously report public graft. Their reports then appear on the site.

It was created by Ramesh and Swati Ramanathan, who live in Bangalore.… Continue Reading