Topic-Economies and development

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 25 November

Budget passed in Papua New Guinea In a further twist to the political drama playing out in PNG, the Marape government was back in Parliament… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 11 November

New President in Palau Palau has a new leader. The new President is Surangel Whipps. His opponent in the run-off, Ray Oilouch conceded late… Read More

Southeast Asia Snapshot #5

South East Asia Snapshot with Dr Lucy West - Indonesia and Japan to strengthen security ties. Vietnam and Japan confirm defence deal. Thai authorities censor protests. Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 21 October

New security centre to be located in Vanuatu The government of Australia has announced that its Fusion Centre will be homed in Vanuatu. The Centre… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 7 October

New Caledonia referendum on independence The people of New Caledonia have voted in a referendum on whether they should become independent from France. It was… Read More

Budget 2020: we need a strict supply side focus to fix this government induced recession

This recession is not remotely related to any previous recession Australia has experienced says Tony Makin. Read More

Battling COVID-19 amid dwindling government finances: An update from the Solomon Islands

JACK BOE | In April this year, scores of public servants, those considered nonessential, were briefly put out of work. Although they have… Read More

Why Asian nations should no longer play the World Bank’s Doing Business ranking game

YAN ISLAM | The Doing Business Report (henceforth DBR) is a celebrated flagship publication of the World Bank. DBR grew out of a… Read More

COVID-19 and Asia’s resilience: A workhorse of the global economy

Rapid and focused recovery from recurrent economic crises have proven the resilience of East Asian economies. Historically, the trade-oriented growth strategies adopted by Asian economies… Read More

Keeping SMEs afloat during COVID-19: How are the PICs responding?

As a vulnerable group, SMEs are particularly at risk of failure from the prolonged consequences of COVID-19. Dr Lan Nguyen looks at Pacific Island Countries. Read More


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