Topic-Economies and development

Adani’s downfall – how a leading member of India’s Billionaire Raj fell victim to a stock market rout

YAN ISLAM | In 2018, James Crabtree, wrote a tome on India entitled ‘The Billionaire Raj’. His concern was that India, characterized… Read More

Reform versus remittances? Pacific states, leadership, and economic reform

SEAN JACOBS  |  Remittances are often put forward as a solution to poverty alleviation efforts in Pacific island countries – a “win-win for Australia… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #43

SOVINDA PO | Political purge in Vietnam   The Vietnamese Communist Party has experienced some instability with two Deputy Prime Ministers stepping down… Read More

Privatising Poverty Series Part 5: A uniquely appropriate caricature

Economy, Privatising poverty, Ron Bevacqua, Read More

Uplifting women in the kava industry not a break in Pacific tradition

NIKKI RICHARDSON | In some parts of Vanuatu, women are still forbidden from entering a nakamal, or ‘kava bar’, as it is traditionally… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 18 January

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Welcome to the Pacific Outlook Bulletin. For 2023, we have a fresh look and a new publishing schedule – the Bulletin… Read More

Disaster-resilient infrastructure top priority in the Pacific

JACK WHELAN | As floods wreaked havoc across vast areas of eastern Australia, 2022 was described as ‘The Great Deluge’, with record-breaking rainfall… Read More

Deep sea mining—can it sink the visions in Pacific regionalism?

PATRICK KAIKU | Pacific island states have combined custodianship over some of the richest and most extensive Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) in the… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 14 December

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Fiji elections this week The much-anticipated general elections will take place in Fiji on 14th December. At the time… Read More

Indonesia has handed over the reins of the G20, but it will still play an influential role. Here’s why

TOMMY SOESMANTO AND YENNY TJOE  |  Indonesia has handed the G20 presidency over to India, following a successful summit in Bali last month. They… Read More

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