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Positive outlook for Fiji Economy

The positive outlook of the economy, which is supported by the latest Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) retail sales and business expectation survey, is pointing towards improved prospects for consumption and investment in the coming months.

PNG govt buys oil shares

THE government will subscribe 149.39 million shares in Oil Search Lt at A$8.20 per share, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill announced last Friday.

NZ aims high for pacific with SPC

New Zealand yesterday strongly reaffirms the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) as a key partner in providing high level scientific and technical services to help Pacific Islands address key development challenges.

HFC launches banking services

CUSTOMERS can now access HFC banking services following its official opening yesterday morning.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat that will support work to strengthen national policy, institutional and legal frameworks to reduce the risk of disasters, mitigate their effects when they occur and expedite the recovery of our communities.

Forum Secretariat, OCTA and the MSG Secretariat increases support

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, the Office of the Chief Trade Adviser (OCTA) and the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat have announced increased coordination in the implementation of regional trade and investment initiatives under the auspices of the European Union funded project.

Tonga government awards 5% salary rise to civil servants

Tonga's public servants were awarded a 5% pay rise in mid-February, back-dated to January, said Tufui Faletau, the acting CEO for the Ministry of Finance and National Planning (MFNP).

SPC headquarters celebrates 65 years in Noumea

Yesterday SPC marks the 65th anniversary of the establishment of its Headquarters in New Caledonia.

Pacific businesses encouraged to cooperate more for economic gain

The head of the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation says business leaders need to change their thinking about competitors and work better together to increase export opportunities.

Why I was sacked: Pokajam

Letter from Suva, by Islands Business Managing Editor, Laisa Taga.