MEDIA ADVISORY - Launch: Transparency International 2008 Bribe Payers Index

Index ranks 22 leading exporting countries by likelihood of firms to bribe abroad

Issued by Transparency International Secretariat



The Transparency International 2008 Bribe Payers Index (BPI) will be released on 09 December, 2008.

The BPI ranks the likelihood of firms from 22 top exporting countries to bribe abroad. These 22 countries account for approximately 75 per cent of total foreign direct investment outflows and export goods worldwide. The Index, last published in 2006, is based on interviews with almost 3.000 senior business executives working in 26 countries.

The 2008 BPI will also include supplementary information on perceptions of corruption across 19 business sectors.

Countries ranked in the BPI are:

Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Territory of Taiwan, United Kingdom and United States.

When: Tuesday, 09 December 2008, 10.00 GMT

Speakers:
Cobus de Swardt, Managing Director, Transparency International
Robin Hodess, Director, Policy and Research, Transparency International
Chandrashekhar Krishnan, Executive Director, Transparency International (UK)

Location:


Room: Basinghall Suite
Gresham Street
London EC2


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