pressdisplay.com on December 13, 2011 reported that Eleven mainland companies are on a corruption and fraud blacklist compiled by the World Bank. Top of the list is the UK with 49 offenders, followed by Bangladesh with 38 and Indonesia with 37. The US has 17 companies and persons on the black list. The firms and individuals on the list, which is part of efforts to promote greater transparency and accountability in business, are not eligible for World Bank- financed contracts. Until yesterday, the decisionmaking process behind the sanctions was confidential.