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Three Asia-Pacific countries in top slot of global business bribery risk index.  New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Singapore are in the top 10 of countries ranked as having the lowest business bribery risk in 2016, according to the TRACE Matrix, a survey by TRACE International and the RAND Corporation that measures business bribery risk in 199 countries based on four domains – (a) Business Interactions with the Government, (b) Anti-bribery Laws and Enforcement, (c) Government and Civil Service Transparency, and (d) Capacity for Civil Society Oversight, including the role of the media.

PR Newswire:

Avoid mistakes of past China deals, incoming PH envoy says.  Manila should avoid the mistakes of past corruption-tainted deals with Beijing, incoming Philippine ambassador to China Jose Santiago Santa Romana said as he faced the Commission on Appointments.

Paterno Esmaquel/Rappler:

Sri Lanka to hold National Anti-Corruption Summit in Colombo.  The Sri Lankan government will hold the National Anti-corruption Summit this week in Colombo under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and with the participation of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

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