Degreasing palms

New frontiers

Bribery and corruption are as rife as ever, it seems. Even a company with areputation as strong as Statoil’s fell foul of bribery allegations in September(see box). And at the start of November, French courts finally delivered theirdamning verdict in the corruption trial of French former state-run oil companyElf.

Nevertheless, the United Nations (UN) expects to sign its Convention againstCorruption in December – the most wide-ranging of its type yet, says RichardShoylekov, an anti-corruption

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