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Weekly Pacific Bulletin

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    PNG budget handed down The budget for 2020 (the Marape government’s first) has been handed down in Papua… Read More

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

South Pacific Central Banking Research Conference and Regional Policy Dialogue

The 2019 Griffith-SPCB annual conference held in Port Vila in November brought together South Pacific central bank researchers to share current research on the region with… 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

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

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

Perspectives:Asia | Mangoro market meri: Women guardians of the mangroves in PNG

Despite a historical and cultural predominance of men in roles of leadership, women are playing a key role in the fight against the large-scale land… Read More

How integrated are financial sectors of the PICs within the region and with Australia?

Despite the abundance of studies, the subject of financial integration continues to captivate the interest of scholars and policy-makers alike. If adequately facilitated, directed and… Read More

Perspectives:Asia | ‘In search of safe ground in the Pacific’

John Rodsted, Adjunct Professor, Queensland College of Art, photographer, author and film maker spoke to us after his recent visit to the United Nations in… Read More

Banking efficiency in Pacific Island countries

Policy makers and researchers have long been interested in the cost, productive, allocative, operational and other efficiencies of industries.  For a number of reasons—including the… Read More


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