Topic-Economies and development

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 16 September

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Papua New Guinea seeks further loans for economic bailout Papua New Guinea has passed a supplementary budget. The Treasurer,… Read More

Southeast Asia Snapshot #2

A wrap up on the fortnight that was in South East Asia by Dr Lucy West. Dengue outbreak complicates South East Asia’s COVID-19 response. Myanmar soldiers confirm atrocities against Rohingya. Read More

As the pandemic ravages global economies, how are things going in the PICs?

The effects of COVID-19 on global economies is described very well in just one word—one which now has become synonymous with the pandemic—“unprecedented”!  In the… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 9 September

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Solomon Islands political tensions In Solomon Islands, tensions between the provincial government of Malaita and the national government continue… Read More

India in the wake of a pandemic-driven recession: Massive loss, modest response?

YAN ISLAM | India’s national statistical agency announced on August 31 that quarterly (April to June, 2020) GDP declined by a massive 23.9… Read More

Responding to the economic fall-out of COVID-19 in Pacific island countries

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating havoc in Pacific island countries (PICs). Within eight months, countries in the region have seen their economies nose-dive to negative… Read More

China’s footprint in the Pacific

Sheldon Chanel shares commentary on the recent "China In the Pacific" webinar as China’s footprint in the Pacific is expected to grow despite the impact of COVID-19. Read More

Cash-“less”, cash-“more” or…? How the pandemic is affecting trends in the PICs

PARMENDRA SHARMA | In recent times, there has been a global “push” or trend otherwise, led largely by the new generation to go more… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 26 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  COVID-19 vaccine concerns in Papua New Guinea The race to find a vaccine for COVID-19 and the attendant geopolitical… Read More

Envisioning a Pacific labour market

JAMES COX  |  COVID-19 has demonstrated the central part that connection plays in our lives. We have experienced what can be achieved when people… Read More


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