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Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji: Revised growth predictions 2019-2020

Statement by the Chairman of the Macroeconomic Committee and Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji, Mr Ariff Ali. Read More

Credit unions, savings and loan societies: Challenges and opportunities in PICs

Mr Norman Vavaha (Central Bank of Solomon Islands) presents his observation of credit union movement in the Pacific Islands. Read More

Stepping up? Improving relations with Pacific countries

A new policy brief from the Griffith Asia Institute suggests that if Australia is to strengthen relations with Pacific island countries, policymakers will need to engage more closely with the concerns of Pacific leaders. Above all, Pacific countries want Australia to help tackle their greatest security threat: climate change. Read More

Monetary policy statement by the Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea

Mr Loi M Bakani CMG, Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea The spread of Coronavirus, Covid-19, and its adverse impact through the disruption… Read More

The quality of authoritarian rule in South East Asia

In his new book, 'The Rise of Sophisticated Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia", Dr Lee Morgenbesser shares his new theory and utilises a new dataset to describe how authoritarian rule in the region has evolved. Read More

Finding and reporting news in Solomon Islands: the early days

Initially, I ran Solomon Toktok single-handedly: collecting and writing stories, soliciting for advertisements, delivering papers at newspaper outlets, taking photographs, administering accounts and banking, newspaper wrapping and newspaper paste-up or lay-out, a task that I had hated most. It didn’t come easily to me as my training and background were in broadcast journalism. The same went for putting together headlines and captioning photographs. Read More

Emerging disease and emerging economies: The capacity of Pacific health systems in the face of COVID-19

How will Pacific Island and Territories respond to the global pandemic, Covid19. Read More

Shifting electricity generation from non-renewable to renewable sources in Vanuatu

Vanuatu’s National Energy Road Map (NERM) 2016-2030 lists targets and objectives that the Government, through the Department of Energy (DoE), considers essential for overall… Read More

2020: Year of the Rat

This year the Chinese New Year falls on 25 January, somewhat earlier than usual. This time it’s the year of the rat, which is the… Read More

Revisiting India’s growth slowdown: How bad is it?

Abhijit Banerjee, who, along with Esther Duflo (his partner) and Michael Kremer, won the latest Nobel prize in economics, has warned that the Indian economy… Read More

Social media and democracy in the Philippines
Professor Nancy Viviani AO
Reflections on press freedom as a pillar of democracy
Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 1 December

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