This section provides readers with the latest news regarding anti-corruption issues worldwide.

China to Curb Bribery by Companies Investing Abroad

China's anti-corruption agencies will tighten supervision over domestic companies that attempt to engage in commercial bribery as part of overseas investment projects. [field_txt_news_link]

Judicial Corruption Inquiry Approved by Burmese Parliament

Lawmakers in Burma’s Lower House of Parliament have approved bestowing a committee with the power to investigate and expose bribery and corruption in the judicial arm of government. [field_txt_news_link]

Even as It Hurts Mexican Economy, Bribery Is Taken in Stride

An article looks at how baroque bureaucractic red tape and and low pay for public servants leads to peso-greased shortcuts for the simplest transactions [field_txt_news_link]

Chinese premier demands stronger anti-corruption efforts amid scandal over Politburo member

April 18, 2012 Washington Post Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is demanding tougher anti-corruption efforts amid a political scandal over a now-suspended Politburo member whose wife has been named a suspect in the murder of a British businessman. [field_txt_news_link]

SMS and email alerts as anti-graft measures:

April 15, 2012 Times on India In order to ensure greater transparency and fast handling of corruption complaints, India's Central Vigilance Commission is considering sending SMS alerts and emails to inform complainants about its status. [field_txt_news_link]

The flip side of fighting graft

April 13,  2012 The Hindu In an Op-Ed in "The Hindu", Andre Beteille argues that the attack on corruption should not be turned into disregard and contempt for institutions. [field_txt_news_link]

GRECO’s first decade: Some lessons to be learnt through eight thematic articles

April 3, 2012 GRECO The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) published a compendium on the themes that have been dealt with over the first decade of its existence (from 2000 to 2011). [field_txt_news_link]

Council of Europe calls on Monaco to reinforce its legislation on bribery and to regulate political financing

29 March, 2012 GRECO In its report on Monaco, the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) of the Council of Europe highlights that the incriminations of bribery and trading in influence suffer from significant deficiencies with regard to the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption. [field_txt_news_link]

News from the World Bank East Asia Governance Hub

April 10,2012 World Bank The latest issue of the EAP Regional Governance Hub Newsletter is now avaialble. [field_txt_news_link]

Anti-Corruption Research News (ACRN) Newsletter

The latest issue of Anti-Corruption Research News, the quarterly newsletter of the Anti-Corruption Research Network (ACRN), is now available. This issue focuses on the role of shell companies in facilitating corrupt transactions. [field_txt_news_link]