PNG and the Pacific

Regional wrap

The last fortnight proved to be an action-packed one, with many significant developments taking place in the Indo-Pacific region. Australia was at the front and… Read More

Do FDI inflows increase income inequality in APEC developing economies?

The effects of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) are widely debated in academic, policymaking and development circles. In a time of prolific economic globalisation, accelerated through… Read More

Chinese FDI in New Zealand: What are Chinese investors looking for?

Foreign direct investment (FDI) by China is increasing globally, but we know relatively little about why Chinese investors acquire assets in New Zealand. In a… 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

Climate change, at the frontlines

When Pacific island leaders gathered in Nauru this month, they issued a security declaration affirming climate change as the “single greatest threat” to the region. Read More

Regional wrap

The last fortnight witnessed significant shifts in the geopolitical dynamics of the Indo-Pacific region. The 2+2 defence and foreign ministerial dialogue between Washington and New… Read More

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