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India 94th most corrupted countries, says Transparency International

Washington , Sat, 08 Dec 2012 NI Wire

According to the latest survey on the basis of corruption, India has been declared as the 94th 'most corrupt country' in the world. The survey has been done in the context of doing businesses in these countries.

The survey has been concluded according to the 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index, created by Transparency International, which has been declared India was ranked, 94th.

It is noted that position of India has get a step up from last year's ranking, while Russia was 133rd, 10 places higher than 2011.

According to the survey showed Denmark, Finland, New Zealand, Sweden and Singapore topping the list as the 'cleanest countries' to do business in the world whereas Somalia, North Korea, Afghanistan, Sudan and Myanmar ranked at the bottom of the list.

The United States was ranked 19th in the world, below Japan and the UK and ahead of Chile and Uruguay, the survey noted.

The survey also noted that while China has become the world's second largest economy, doing business in that country is now perceived to be more corrupt, as it dropped five spots to 80th place out of 176 countries surveyed in the 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index.

Despite the ailing economy in Europe, Greece, whose ailing economy faces tough austerity measures to meet international standards to get bailout cash, plummeted to 94th place on the list, down from the 80th spot last year, the survey added.

(With inputs from ANI)

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