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International relations

Asian export nations soft on corporate bribes of foreign officials

Report shows 'little or no' enforcement of anti-graft laws on home companies

OECD's Anti-Bribery Convention is largely ignored in Asia.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Asia's largest export countries show scant interest in holding their companies accountable for bribing foreign civil servants, according to a recent report.

Released by Transparency International, a Berlin-based nongovernmental organization, the paper showed that five Asian countries and one territory practice "little or no" enforcement against companies suspected of paying off officials.

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