The Netherlands has risen to number seven in the annual Transparency International rankings of countries where bribery and corruption in the business sector is least prevalent. Holland was in 11th position two years ago.
Meanwhile, the Dutch employers organisations are working with the international lobby group for businesses ICC to develop a brochure to advise companies on how to cope with corrupt practices when doing business abroad.
Denmark tops the Transparency International list this year followed by Finland and New Zealand as the least corrupt places to do business. The UK and US are in 12th and 20th place respectively. The three most corrupt countries in the 2007 rankings are Iraq (number 178), Myanmar (179) and Somalia (180).
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