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Global Business Environment: Brazil

The board wants you to make a report to discuss any ethical problems that may exist in Brazil in terms of doing business.

On transparency.org, find Brazil and give its rankings in terms of bribe payer's index and the index of corruption perceptions. In terms of the region Brazil is in, what is the global corruption barometer?

You must submit a report consisting of 750-1,000 words in which you analyze how these stats may be an issue for the company doing business in Brazil in terms of ethics.

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The response addresses the queries posted in 1050 words with references.

// A concern for the activities of corruption in the host country is important while making decisions for expanding business there. This paper deals with an overview of the level and standing of our host country Brazil in concern to corruption.//

Brazil is the largest economy is South America with a highly developed industrial sector in the region. It is said to be a market based economy and more and more multi-national firms are looking forward to establish their base in the Brazilian market. However, it is also regarded as a country possessing a very high rate of urban unemployment and unequal distribution of wealth; although, owing to provident fiscal and monetary policies of the recent Lula government, the country is now experiencing sustainable growth, moderate inflation and a declining rate of unemployment. The rate of corruption is also one of the prevalent problems in Brazil in the same manner as it is there in many other developing countries like India and Japan (Brazil Corruption Gets Better: Country as Corrupt as Colombia Now, 2009).

The international firms, before entering a particular country, make it a point to have a look at the corruption rate of the host country as this attributes to an indirect effect on their businesses. The level of corruption in a particular country is identified by having a view at its Corruption Perception Index (CPI) that measures the perceived level of corruption in the public sector of almost 180 countries of the world. The Corruption Perception Index ratings of a Berlin based international agency named Transparency International rates Brazil at the 75th spot out of the 180 countries of the world that are included in the index in the year 2009 and gives it a score of 3.5 out of 10. The level of corruption in Brazil ...