Transparency International corruption rankings

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The following is a list of the top- and bottom-ranked 10 nations -- plus 10 big economies in the mid-range -- on graft watchdog Transparency International's 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index, released Wednesday.

The index score relates to perceptions of the degree of corruption as seen by country analysts and business people, and ranges from zero, which is highly corrupt, to 100, which is very clean.

(The equals symbol means nations share the same rank)

TOP TEN:

1. Denmark 92

2. New Zealand 91

3. Finland 89

4. Sweden 87

5. Norway 86

= Switzerland 86

7. Singapore 84

8. Netherlands 83

9. Luxembourg 82

10. Canada 81

TEN IN MID-RANGE:

12. Germany 79

14. Britain 78

15. Japan 76

17. United States 74

26. France 69

64. Turkey 45

69. Brazil 43

85. India 38

100. China 36

136. Russia 27

BOTTOM TEN:

166. Eritrea 18

= Libya 18

= Uzbekistan 18

169. Turkmenistan 17

170. Iraq 16

171. South Sudan 15

172. Afghanistan 12

173. Sudan 11

174. North Korea 8

= Somalia 8

The full list will be published on www.transparency.org


© 2014 AFP

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