WorldViews: Asia’s rise could be held back by corruption, report says

By Terri Rupar, December 3, 2013

Public corruption is holding back Asia's rising economies and could pose serious challenges for those countries, Transparency International warns in a new report.

The Berlin-based group released its annual Corruption Perceptions Index today, and it gave more than half of Asia Pacific countries a score of less than 40 on its scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). The two most populous countries in the region, China and India, got scores of 40 (for a rank of 80th) and 36 (94th), respectively.

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