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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

Gender based violence in Papua New Guinea

Fiona Hukula discusses gender based violence in Papua New Guinea as part of the Asia Pacific Women thought leadership series. Read More

Pacific Finance and Economic Ministers meet online

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Earlier this month the Finance and Economic Ministers of the Pacific Islands Forum member countries met in an online… Read More

Central banking roles, financial strength, and reputation

Central banks have increasingly become a country’s national identity. Their roles are uniquely defined in their charters and have become important pillars supporting and managing… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 19 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise in Papua New Guinea In Papua New Guinea, the number of confirmed cases… Read More

A closer look at youth entrepreneurship in the Pacific

The developmental futures of Pacific states are intrinsically intertwined with the entrepreneurial opportunities available to their youth populations. Aidan Craney discusses further. Read More

Financial inclusion of informal women market vendors in Port Moresby

As part of the Asia Pacific Women thought leadership series, Dr Elizabeth Kopel, shares insights on women market vendors in Port Moresby. Read More


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