PNG and the Pacific

Exchange rate volatility and trade in Papua New Guinea

Since the breakdown of the Bretton Woods system of fixed exchange rate in 1973, much has been said and written about the succeeding floating exchange… 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

On 13-16 August 2019 the leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum held their 50th meeting. The theme, as chosen by their host and current chair… 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

The ideology of inclusion is indeed increasingly inspiring and influencing the global financial sector agenda—the literature is becoming progressively replete with country, regional and worldwide… Read More

Can Scott Morrison deliver on climate change in Tuvalu – or is his Pacific ‘step up’ doomed?

Last week’s Pacific Islands Forum comes at an important time in the overall trajectory of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s very personal commitment to an Australian “stepping… Read More

Regional wrap

The past fortnight was marked by not one but two history-defining international events in different theatres of the Indo-Pacific: one in South Asia and the… Read More