Corruption on the ropes

Is the use of those age-old lubricants, bribery and corruption, for so long a normal part of doing business in the third world, now on the wane? Frank Gray reports

It would be a brave analyst who would declare that the time is up for such unsavoury practices as bribery and corruption. Certainly, most countries have embodied in their constitutions or civil codes prohibitions against corruption in business, such as the bribery of government officials to win contracts. But an individual nation’s rules are often so vaguely phrased, out-of-date or buried under a long history of conventional customs or traditional practices that getting a true assessment of

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