Topic-Economies and development

Economic informality in Pacific island countries

Anyone who has travelled to Southeast Asia knows that cities such as Jakarta and Bangkok display a rich variety of ‘informal’ economic activities. Pedestrians often… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 10 March

Cyclone Niran batters New Caledonia Tropical Cyclone Niran has caused extensive damage in New Caledonia. The cyclone made landfall during Sunday. Although it was… Read More

A look back at the Cambodia economy in 2020

As 2020 drew to a close, Cambodia officially recorded zero deaths from the coronavirus pandemic. But while Cambodia has seemingly avoided a high death toll… Read More

The China connection

Since March 2020 the world has been in the grip of an intensifying COVID-19 pandemic. This unprecedented event raises a series of pertinent issues about… Read More

Encourage foreign investment to spur recovery

Social distancing restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 Crisis (the “CVC”) caused Australia’s worst recession since the 1930s—an experience shared by economies worldwide. With… Read More

Pacific predictions 2021

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    COVID continues As is the case the world over, the early part of 2021 will see no let up… Read More

Pacific Islands’ tourism during COVID-19: Danger or opportunity?

In-conversation with Halatoa Fua, Liz Pechan, Marita Manley and Johanna Loehr On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation officially declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Read More

Charting a course to 2050 in the Pacific

PETER LAYTON, WESLEY MORGAN AND TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    At the 2019 Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leaders meeting in Tuvalu, member… Read More

Regional wrap | 63

The past fortnight witnessed further worsening of Sino-Australian relations and more evidence of how China intends to punish Australia to set an example for other… Read More

Southeast Asia Snapshot #8

A fortnightly snapshot of what’s making headlines in South East Asia. Malaysia to hold election post-pandemic Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced last Saturday that… Read More


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