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Corruption seen as on the rise, global study finds

More than half of respondents in a global corruption survey released Tuesday think that graft has worsened over the past two years, and a quarter reported having paid officials a bribe in the last 12 months. The survey by Berlin-based non-profit group Transparency International also found that people have least…

A third of south Asians ‘made to pay bribes’ to officials

More than one in three south Asians say they were forced to bribe officials in the last year, mainly for services they were legally entitled to, an international anti-graft watchdog said Thursday. A survey released by Berlin-based Transparency International in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu showed bribery has become so endemic…