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Bribe Payers Index, by country, 2010.
Countries are scored on a scale of 0-10, where a maximum score of 10 corresponds with the view that companies from that country never bribe abroad and a 0 corresponds with the view that they always do.
1) Netherlands (8.8)
2) Switzerland (8.8)
3) Belgium (8.7)
4) Germany (8.6)
5) Japan (8.6)
6) Australia (8.5)
7) Canada (8.5)
8) Singapore (8.3)
9) United Kingdom (8.3)
10) USA (8.1)
27) China (6.5)
28) Russia (6.1)
Source: Transparency International
As of July, more than 2.05 million Japanese were living on welfare. That is a postwar high. Causes are the March earthquake, an aging population, and a struggling economy.
Source: Kyodo News
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Sunday, November 13, 2011