The work of Transparency International suggests British businesses need to be careful when looking beyond Europe

As Britain bids farewell to the single market, plenty of businesses are looking further afield for export opportunities.

Some are jumping aboard the trade missions organised by Liam Fox’s department for international trade, while others look to their local chambers of commerce to take them on visits to the far-flung nations trumpeted by Fox as among the fastest growing on the planet. It is an exciting prospect and one that holds out the prospect of replacing lost trade with the EU.

Most corruption doesn’t make the headlines: it is more mundane, involving officials on low and middle incomes

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