China’s fight against its history of corruption

A History with Corruption  In Asia, it is common to use personal connections to get ahead, such as skipping lines or get better access to public facilities. How much you can speed up these processes depends on your personal connections and the amount you are willing to pay. According to the Global Corruption Barometer 2020, …

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Brazil: Corruption, Bribery and Facilitation Payments

A History with Corruption Brazil struggles with corruption, as it poses an impediment to economic development, social equality, and justice. In 2014, Operation Carwash (or Operação Lava Jato, in Portuguese) exposed one of the biggest corruption scandals in history, which involved businesses and politicians from several countries. This has inspired an anti-corruption effort by the …

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Are facilitation payments the cost of doing business?

Some countries do not consider facilitation payments as bribes. As long as these are not made to earn or keep business, or to create an undue advantage over another company or entity. In this article, we will be addressing the legality of facilitation payments in United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the recent developments in …

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