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2013-05-17 11:27:39

Countries that have higher levels of corruption struggle to attract and retain skilled workers report the authors of a new study published in EMBO reports. Qualified workers are in demand in many countries around the world. They are internationally mobile and have the flexibility to take on new challenges. However, if the exodus of skilled workers exceeds the immigration rate of highly qualified individuals it may have a negative impact on the economic performance of a country. The...

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2011-01-13 08:10:00

A new assessment of global earthquake fatalities over the past three decades indicates that 83 percent of all deaths caused by the collapse of buildings during earthquakes occurred in countries considered to be unusually corrupt. Authored by Professor Nicholas Ambraseys of the Imperial College of London and Professor Roger Bilham of the University Colorado at Boulder, the study also found that in some relatively wealthy countries where knowledge and sound business practices would be expected...

2005-10-18 08:17:11

By Gideon Long LONDON (Reuters) - Bangladesh and Chad are among the most corrupt countries in the world, rife with bribery and nepotism which condemns millions of people to poverty, a report published on Tuesday said. The two states came bottom in Transparency International's (TI) Corruption Perceptions Index for 2005, which drew on 16 surveys from 10 independent institutions to produce a "poll of polls" on corruption levels in 159 countries. Russia, a member of the Group of 8...


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