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Somalia still top of corruption list

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Transparency International's latest annual report has ranked 180 countries based on perceived levels of corruption in the public sector, and found war-torn nations were the most corrupt.

Afghanistan, Iraq, Burma were among the lowest-ranked, with conflict-ridden Somalia at the bottom for the second year running.

New Zealand was the least corrupt, followed by Denmark and Singapore.

Rich countries were also criticised over shady banking practices.

Robin Hoddess, head of research at Transparency International, spoke to the BBC's Jamie Robertson.

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