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Corruption index 2016: Tainted Asian countries put foreign investment at risk

Public trust in government undermined by pervasive corruption

SINGAPORE -- Corruption in Asia-Pacific continues to weaken public trust in government and democracy, according to Transparency International's latest annual global rankings based on perceived public sector corruption levels.

The Corruption Perceptions Index evaluates 176 countries with a composite of data and surveys from independent institutions focusing on governance and business climate analysis. The index ranges up to 100, with zero being the most corrupt.

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