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The 9 countries best at fighting corruption. The World Economic Forum's 2017 "Inclusive Growth and Development Report" includes Singapore, New Zealand, and Japan among the countries in the list, based on how well corruption is fought and the ethics of political and business environments.

Will Martin/Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/countries-best-at-tackling-corruption-2017-1/#t8-denmark-527-in-2015-denmark-was-voted-the-most-transparent-country-in-the-world-by-transparency-international-and-it-scores-highly-in-the-wefs-analysis-it-is-the-lowest-ranked-of-four-scandinavian-countries-on-this-list-1

Chinese companies report high number of fraud cases in 2016, Kroll survey finds.   Almost nine of 10 Chinese companies encountered fraud cases last year, with many reported cases involving senior management, according to consulting firm Kroll’s annual survey.

Enoch Yiu/South China Morning Post: http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/2062864/chinese-companies-report-high-number-fraud-cases-2016-kroll

Australia expenses scandal shows need for national anti-corruption body (opinion).  "A recent survey by the Australia Institute found 85 per cent of voters believe there is corruption in federal politics [and that] 82 per cent of Australians support the creation of an independent federal corruption watchdog."

Richard Denniss/The Australian Financial Review Magazine: http://www.afr.com/opinion/columnists/expenses-scandal-shows-need-for-national-anticorruption-body-20170116-gtsss2

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