This year’s Corruption Perception Index* (CPI) analyses perceived corruption levels in relation to crisis in democracy around the world and how both are intertwined. Corruption continues to be a significant obstacle to the economic growth of countries though they may have different levels of democracy – be it autocratic nations or full democracies.
In a recent incident of fraud unearthed at a multinational banking and financial services company in India, the internal auditor was arrested on charges of conspiring with other co-accused in deliberately failing to point out certain discrepancies. The National Company Law Tribunal added names of the internal auditors (present and former) as parties to the … More Internal auditor: Watchdog or bloodhound?
India has seen significant progress over the past few years with regulatory reforms and increased enforcement. Recent legislation include the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code which seeks to resolve insolvencies in a strict time-bound manner, the Data (Privacy and Protection) Bill to bring strong data protection laws in India and the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act to … More Fostering a strong anti-graft regime through Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act
Most multinational corporations tend to encounter bribery and corruption risks particularly when doing business in emerging markets. However, evolving legal systems and new or amendments to regulations are being rolled out to foster greater transparency. For instance, India recently passed amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act and the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act 2018, Vietnam’s … More Transforming anti-bribery frameworks with ISO 37001 standard
Exchanging gifts during festivals and celebratory occasions has become a norm in many cultures over time. With the festival of lights just around the corner, ornate boxes of sweets and dry fruits can often be seen delivered across the board. Traditionally, Diwali gifts as a token of goodwill and revelry are accepted by many but … More Diwali Gifts: Where to draw the line
India has been at the centre of conversations across the globe, and the new Government seems to have brought in a noticeable change in terms of regulatory dynamics. In the quest to truly redefine India’s appeal factor and make it an attractive investment destination, the Government has been treading a path of reform. The objective … More Confronting corruption – the changing dynamics