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Promoting Global Corporate Transparency

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As part of the ongoing efforts to measure the supply side of corruption, TI’s survey of Corporate Practices: Transparency in Reporting on Anti-Corruption (TRAC) assesses the extent to which some 500 leading global companies report on the strategy, policies and management systems they have in place for combating bribery and corruption. TRAC is based on the premise that disclosure of these measures is key to improved corporate transparency, which in turn underpins good corporate governance. With TRAC, TI aims to : Encourage companies to adopt and make public the measures they have put in place to discourage corrupt practices ...
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Governments and corporations are buying up farmland in other countries to grow their own food – or simply to make money May 2010 Government of the  United States of America Government of Japan African Union Commission Roundtable on Responsible Agricultural Investment (RAI) Co-Chair’s Summary The Government of the United States of America, the Government of Japan, and the African Union Commission hosted a Roundtable discussion on responsible agricultural investment (RAI) on April 25, 2010 in Washington, D.C., in close coordination with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural ... market research, surveys and trends
Reverse the Resource Curse Now
Countries rich in natural resources too often end up with high rates of poverty, corruption, conflict, and poor governance rather than prosperity. Finding valuable oil, gas or gold should boost countries ability to fight poverty and improve living standards for all, but even in countries with good governments, the temptation of big bribes can corrupt key officials and cause good governments to fail. This is known as the resource curse. But it takes two to make these transactions possible. The bribe has to come from somewhere and we have a part to play. If we can improve transparency in U.S.-based extractive industries such as ... market research, surveys and trends


products are heavily regulated, such as insurance. Promoting Global Corporate Transparency. Philip Urofsky ..... billion and $1.7 billion in the following years for the MCC .... the 2005 Global Corruption Barometer, 81 percent of ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
When it comes to compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), multinational companies that adopt a "don't ask, don't tell" policy may come to regret their hands-off approach. Compliance with the FCPA's laws against bribing foreign officials has recently come under increased scrutiny by the securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), and the plaintiffs' bar. At the same time, jurisdictions outside of the United States have also exhibited a renewed interest in enforcing their own FCPA-like laws. For individual officers and directors, the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
NACD Announces 2010 Director of the Year Award Winners
/PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Corporate Directors today announced the winners of the 2010 NACD "Director of the Year" awards: B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award – Curtis J. Crawford , Ph.D. , director of ON Semiconductor, E.I. du Pont de Nemours, and ITT Corporation Public Company Director Award – Richard L. Keyser , Chairman Emeritus of W.W. Grainger and Director, Principal Financial Group Nonprofit Company Director Award – Josh Bekenstein , Director of Horizons for Homeless Children, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and New Profit, Inc. For more than two decades, the NACD ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Slow pace of aid forces Pakistan to take loan from World Bank
A displaced family wades through floodwaters in the Muzaffargarh district of Pakistan's Punjab province. The lives of 20 million people have been disrupted by the worst floods to hit the country The world Bank has offered a $900m (�577m) loan to Pakistan to help with the country's flood recovery programme. As aid donations to the beleaguered nation fall short of what is needed, the body said that funds would be diverted from ongoing and planned projects in the country. "We are re-prioritising to make the funds immediately available," said spokeswoman Mariam Altaf. With widespread destruction of roads, bridges ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


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Tracking and Transparency of Information (July 2004) .... UN General Assembly adopts a resolution promoting global partnerships and requests a ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Promoting Global Corporate Transparency
In 1977, the U.S. Congress enacted the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FPCA) to bring a halt to the bribery of foreign officials and to restore public confidence in the integrity of the American business system after government investigations found that more than 400 U.S. companies admitted making questionable or illegal payments in excess of $300 million to foreign government officials, politicians, and political parties. Today, U.S. firms seeking to do business around the world must be familiar with the FCPA.   In general, the FCPA prohibits corrupt payments to foreign officials for the purpose of obtaining or keeping ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Portfolio Flows to Emerging Capital Markets: Do Corporate ...
public governance, corporate transparency, and portfolio .... investors, help investors better value companies, and promote eco- nomic growth in a country. .... Much of the existing literature on global capital flows identifies at ...
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Expatriate business people rate Hong Kong's banking community the most market-friendly in Asia, followed by Singapore and the Philippines, according to a regional survey by a Hong Kong-based think-tank. The survey by the Political and Economic Risk Consultancy (PERC) of more than 400 expatriate business people in Asia, conducted over January and February, ranked Thailand fourth, followed by Taiwan, Japan and Malaysia. The business people were asked to rank the countries based on issues that could negatively impact their business. These included red tape, policy clarity, financial reforms, transparency and liberalisation, an ...