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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Maybe the Kiwis aren’t so clean after all

New Zealand has ranked best for eight straight years on TI’s corruption perceptions index. But that spotless reputation has been tarnished lately by bribery scandals in business, politics, and sports.

Several top cricket players faced bribery allegations last week for alleged rigging of games in two English county matches in violation of England Cricket Board’s anti-corruption code.… Continue Reading

Despite crackdown, Asia firms are slow to comply

Only 40 percent of Asia companies have anti-bribery policies in place, compared with a global average of 81 percent last year.

An EY survey polled 681 executives in China, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and South Korea.… Continue Reading

Are we full of beans with this CPI stuff?

First we looked at the corruption perceptions index ranking of the top 25 oil producing countries.

Then we looked at gold producers.

Now we’re looking at the top ten coffee producers, with their CPI rank in parentheses:

1) Brazil (69)

2) Vietnam (123)

3) Colombia (94)

4) Indonesia (118)

5) India (94)

6) Ethiopia (113)

7) Honduras (133)

8) Peru (83)

9) Guatemala (113)

10) Mexico (105)

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Their average rank on the CPI is 105, much worse than the gold producers at 88, and the oil producers at 90.… Continue Reading

Zimmer’s latest FCPA disclosure (November 2012)

Medical device maker Zimmer Holdings, Inc. said in an SEC filing yesterday that it can’t predict the outcome of DOJ and SEC investigations into its overseas sales practices.

The enforcement agencies opened their investigations in 2007.… Continue Reading