Tuesday 25 January
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25 January 2022
As concern that Russia’s troops might invade Ukraine grows, we look at the US strategy in the region. Plus: business news with Bloomberg, turbulence ahead for Cathay Pacific and this year’s Corruption Perceptions Index.
25 January 2022
This year’s Corruption Perceptions Index, which is published today, ranks countries based on how corrupt their public sectors are perceived to be. We discuss its findings with Delia Ferreira Rubio, chair of Transparency International.
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