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Freeport strike nearing end, Japan slashes Guam budget, ADB positive on Pacific economies

Union and Freeport reportedly reach wage deal, workers will be back on the job ‘on Saturday’ (Jakarta Globe, AFP)

Japan slashes the budget for Guam buildup by 80 percent (Manichi Daily/Marianas Variety)

RIPEL warns foreign investors about Solomon Islands law enforcement (Radio New Zealand International)

ADB says Pacific economies strong in face of global debt crises (Pacnews)

Greenpeace says Australian government plan to end illegally logged timber imports will not penalise culprits. Imports from Malaysia, Indonesia and PNG cited. (Nine MSN)

The Cook Islands is re-mapping its Exclusive Economic Zone in a move that could be worth trillions to the country’s economy (Radio New Zealand International)

World Bank expects slightly slower growth in Indonesia (Jakarta Globe)



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