Most likely to bribe companies from Russia and China

A 2011 report by Transparency International stated that companies from Russia are the most likely to pay bribes when conducting business abroad. Companies from Russia were followed by businesses in China, Mexico and Indonesia. Companies from the Netherlands, Switzerland and Belgium were the least likely to pay bribes while doing business in foreign countries, according to the report.

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Bribes paid in Russia in 2010

Russian paid out at least $5.9 Billion (164 Billion Rubles) in bribes in 2010 to police officers, teachers and others in what the Deputy Economic Minister describes as “everyday” bribes. The amount paid in 2010 was almost doubled the amount paid in 2001. The average amount paid in a bribe in 2010 was $189 (5,285 Rubles). An estimated 31 million bribes were paid out in 2010 in Russian, down from 46 million in 2005.

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