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PNG headed for record growth, but inclusiveness still lags - ADB

The commencement of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) exports will support Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) GDP growth of 6% in 2014, picking up to a record 21% in 2015, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) says in a major new report.

Operators want support before Parl dissolves

Tourism operators on Marau, east Guadalcanal are calling on the current government to support them before their time is up.

Fiji calls for stronger intra-regional trade

Trade Pasifika 2014 was officially opened in Fiji Tuesday night with a firm recommendation from host country Fiji for stronger intra-regional trade among Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs).

Tourism Fiji on research trail

Tourism Fiji is seeking an internationally-experienced market research agency to conduct research into holiday visitor source markets.

Telecom NZ to sell Cook Islands stake to Digicel for NZD$23 million

Telecom will sell its 60 per cent stake in Telecom Cook Islands to Digicel for about $NZ23 million.

Lack of business skills bug women

MANY Papua New Guinean women lack the basic skills for them to succeed as entrepreneurs.

Fiji central bank $39.9m transfer

THE central bank transferred $39.9million to the Fijian Government on Wednesday for the financial year ending December 31, 2013.

ADB: positive vibes for Fiji’s economic growth

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has projected Fiji’s growth to moderate to around 2.8 per cent this year and accelerate to three per cent next year.

Natural disaster major threat to Pacific economies

THE relationship between natural disasters and economies was highlighted at the Second Pacific Regional Meeting of Ministers of Energy and Maritime Transport in Nadi..


Today (Saturday) we announce that Australia will provide $250,000 in emergency relief supplies to assist the Government of Solomon Islands respond to the needs of people affected by flooding.