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  1. Wal-Mart affiliate used bribes to open 19 new stores in Mexico: NY Times

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Mexican affiliate routinely used bribes to open stores in desirable locations, according to a New York Times investigation published Monday, wh...

  2. Corruption Conundrum: Some Corrupt Nations Have Great ETFs

    Earlier this week, Transparency International, a politically non-partisan organization that tracks international corruption trends, released its annual Corruption Pe...

  3. Rolls-Royce could face prosecution in bribery probe

    Aerospace and defense group Rolls-Royce may face prosecution after Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) ordered it to hand over details of possible bribery and corru...

  4. Egypt slips in corruption index despite Arab Spring

    Egypt has slid in a global league table of perceived official corruption in the past year, and the "Arab Spring" revolutions have yet to produce serious anti-graft a...

  5. Greece takes bottom EU spot in global corruption index

    Greece has scored the worst ranking of all 27 European Union nations in a global league table of perceived official corruption, falling below ex-communist Bulgaria a...

  6. Factbox: Transparency International's global corruption index

    In Transparency International's 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index, Denmark, Finland and New Zealand tied for first place out of 176 countries - meaning they were per...

  7. Analysis: Foreign insurers enter Myanmar market with hope, caution

    The world's top insurance firms are setting their sights on Myanmar, steeling themselves for a fight with corruption and ghosts from the nation's political past.Prud...

  8. Merkel's challenger rebuffs criticism of high earnings

    The center-left challenger to German Chancellor Angela Merkel in next year's elections, former finance minister Peer Steinbrueck, on Friday fended off criticism of h...

  9. The Most (and Least) Peaceful Countries

    In 2011, world peace improved for the first time in three years. Incidents of terrorism fell and the global economic downturn decreased violence by reducing the amou...

  10. Are Bribery and Corruption the Cost of Doing Business Overseas?

    FBN’s Gerri Willis on the investigation into allegations of bribery by Wal-Mart.

  11. House Democrats Launch Probe Of Alleged Bribery At Wal-Mart

    A pair of top House Democrats disclosed Monday they are investigating allegations that Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s (WMT) Mexican subsidiary paid bribes to speed permits f...

  12. Wal-Mart Shaken by Bribery Probe, Shares Plunge

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc lost $10 billion of its market value on Monday on concerns that a bribery investigation in Mexico could be very costly and hinder its plans to gr...

  1. Indonesian mine ownership disputes

    Intrepid Mines is battling to win back an 80 percent stake in the Tujuh Bukit copper and gold project in Indonesia's East Java, where its partners sold its interest ...

  2. Insight: "Speed money" puts the brakes on India's retail growth

    Hong-Kong entrepreneur Ramesh Tainwala spent 18 months operating branded clothing retail stores in India before deciding it was impossible to succeed without paying ...

  3. EU Reaches Preliminary Deal on Energy Disclosure Rules

    European governments and lawmakers reached a tentative agreement Tuesday to tighten rules requiring oil and mining companies to report in greater detail the payments...

  4. EU Reaches Preliminary Deal on New Transparency Rules for Oil, Gas, Mining Industry

    European governments and lawmakers reached a tentative agreement Tuesday to tighten rules requiring oil and mining companies to report in greater detail the payments...

  5. Russia ETFs: Still Sporting Cheap Valuations

    Russia, the "R" in the ubiquitous BRIC acronym, has a reputation for a lot of things. The country is a dominant producer of commodities. Pumping about 10 million bar...

  6. Hackers Hit Czech Central Bank, Stock Exchange, Commercial Banks

    Hackers attacked the websites of the Czech central bank, the Prague Stock Exchange and several major Czech banks early Wednesday, overloading servers with thousands ...

  7. Walmex used bribes to open 19 Mexico stores: NY Times

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Mexican affiliate routinely used bribes to open stores in desirable locations, according to a New York Times investigation published Monday, wh...

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