Region-PNG and the Pacific

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

Australia shows up in Tuvalu and trips over

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  On 13-16 August 2019 the leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum held their 50th meeting. The theme, as chosen… Read More

Regional wrap

The past fortnight witnessed the unfolding of important events with deep significance for the region. Perhaps the most important development was the re-internationalisation of the… Read More

Inclusion inspires global financial agenda but how does it fare in the small Pacific Island Countries? The case of Vanuatu

ALISON BAINAURI, AROLD BILL, TRACEY WEST, PARMENDRA SHARMA, NIRODHA HAYAWARDENA AND TINGXI ZHANG The ideology of inclusion is indeed increasingly inspiring and influencing the… Read More

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Our research focuses on the trade and business, politics, governance, security, economies and development of the Asia Pacific and their significance for Australia. Griffith University is committed to advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the region.