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Singapore ranked 7th in Transparency International rankings

Singapore has been ranked seventh with an index score of 84 on graft watchdog Transparency International's 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index, released on Wednesday (Nov 3). 

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.

Last year, Singapore was ranked fifth with an index score of 86. 

The following is a list of the top- and bottom-ranked 10 nations on this year's Transparency International corruption rankings.

(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

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

Source: AFP

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