Jack Boe, Senior Analyst at the Central Bank of Solomon Islands shares his views on how a pre-existing economic vulnerabilities make coping with the impact of COVID-19 especially challenging. Read More
Rowan Callick says, Australian business leaders should consider using this challenging COVID era to deepen their relations with Chinese counterparts and understanding of China’s markets rather than to promote a greater priority for commercial interests in political debate. Read More
Griffith Asia Institute member and senior lecturer in the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics at Griffith University, Dr Parmendra Sharma reflects on the sincere efforts of the central banks of the Pacific Island Countries in making themselves more visible to the public. Read More
In this week’s Pacific bulletin, Tess Newton Cain looks at COVID-19 update, unemployment support progress in the northern Pacific, PNG supports China in UN vote, Fiji Budget handed down and pardons in Vanuatu. Read More
Remittance flow is falling victim to COVID-19. Eserani Munivai suggests expanding connectivity may enhance financial and digital literacy to reduce costs and deepen access across previously excluded segments in Pacific societies. Read More
Prior to COVID-19, gathering and compiling economic data was burdensome in the Solomon Islands. Coupled with the lack of political commitment to adequately resource national institutions responsible for collection and dissemination of economic data, the outbreak of COVID-19 and the scale down of the government’s workforce to skeleton staff and social distancing has further hampered the flow of economic data between data providers and data users. Read More
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