Brazil, Turkey Among Top Decliners in Global Corruption Ranking

January 27, 2016 10:38 AM

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Brazil, Turkey Among Top Decliners in Global Corruption Ranking

Brazil and Turkey were among nations that tumbled the most in a global corruption ranking amid an ongoing scandal at state oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s expanded bid to shore up power.

Brazil slid to 76th place among 168 nations on the list last year, down from 69th, Transparency International said in its 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index. Turkey fell two spots to 66th, continuing its descent from 53rd place in 2013. The U.K. climbed in the ranking, to the No. 10 spot from 14th. G...

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