Region-PNG and the Pacific

The state of the step-up: Australia’s engagement with the Pacific

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Since winning the election in May 2019, Scott Morrison has maintained his categorical statement that the Pacific islands region… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Voting commences in the Bougainville referendum Voting in the Bougainville referendum commenced on November 23rd. The voting… Read More

Griffith Asia Lecture 2019

Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum, Dame Meg Taylor focused her lecture on the geopolitical and geostrategic issues of economy, security and climate change challenging the… Read More

One belt, one road, many tests

The eyes of the world are on Asia and the Pacific islands as never before. This is where the world’s main dramas are being played… Read More

Regional wrap

The past fortnight saw plenty of action in the Indo-Pacific. The most relevant, from an Australian perspective, was news that China may be leasing… Read More

Exchange rate volatility and trade in Papua New Guinea

MESON TUMSOK, JEN-JE SU, TARLOK SINGH AND PARMENDRA SHARMA | Since the breakdown of the Bretton Woods system of fixed… Read More

Quality infrastructure and natural disaster resiliency

Extreme disasters have become more frequent in recent years, with some observers believing that this effect is partially due to climate change. Although fewer… Read More

Regional wrap

The past fortnight has been a witness to a few interesting events and developments. US President Donald Trump’s in fresh trouble after it was… Read More

Do inflation expectations matter for small, open economies? Empirical evidence from the Solomon Islands

Assessing inflation expectations as early and as precisely as possible for appropriate, proper and timely action has traditionally been a primary role of central banks… Read More

Regional wrap

Summit season is once again under way as world leaders converge in New York for the United Nations General Assembly leaders’ week. One of… Read More


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