Region-PNG and the Pacific

Financial stability: An assessment of Fiji’s banking sector on a global scale

A large and escalating body of theoretical and empirical literature concludes that finance matters for economic growth and poverty reduction.  When operating effectively, finance works… Read More

Considering the Indo-Pacific and the Blue Pacific

Recent months have seen an intensification of diplomatic activity in the Pacific Ocean, as traditional powers and new friends alike have redoubled their courtship… Read More

Regional wrap

The last fortnight witnessed the enunciation of President Donald Trump’s economic and security vision for the Indo-Pacific. Last week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo,… Read More

Finance and socio-economic development in Fiji

A recent joint study by Reserve Bank of Fiji’s Krishal Prasad and Griffith University’s Parmendra Sharma and Samsul Alam begins to fill the gaps in the… Read More

The case for a free and open Indo-Pacific

Well before Trump became president, the US’s long-established China policy – a combination of engagement and deterrence sometimes called ‘congagement’ – was beginning to look… Read More

Regional wrap

While the most talked-about development, globally, was the Helsinki Summit between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Asia Pacific region… Read More

Mai Tai diplomacy in the Indo-Pacific

It’s Mai Tai time again for many of the world’s navies and some air forces. The month-long, biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC)… Read More

Joint Griffith University – Reserve Bank of Fiji research seminar

Thursday 21 June 2018, Reserve Bank of Fiji, Suva On 21 June 2018, Dr Parmendra Sharma and Mr Esala Masitabua convened a Griffith University – Reserve… Read More

Watch this space: the Pacific’s great ocean states

It is now widely accepted that the 21st century will be a ‘Pacific Century’ for global geopolitics, with the Pacific Ocean providing the stage1. Read More

SPSG engages with regional central banks

Griffith Asia Institute’s South Pacific Studies Group (SPSG) is pioneering new research by actively engaging with regional central banks. Recognising a need for Australia to… Read More

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