Marshall Islands

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PNG nickel attracts Chinese money, Marshalls company secures India job, new mining interest in Solomons from Japan

Highlights from the region’s media: PNG nickel mine attracts Chinese money (Radio Australia) Marshall Islands construction company secures contract for India project (Marianas Business Journal) New mining interest in Solomon Islands from Japan, US (Radio Australia) Market jitters hit Pacific funds (Radio Australia) Youth activists demand Vanuatu review West Papua position (Vanuatu Daily Post) ADB … Continue reading

China may widen market for Pacific fish, Fiji to review East Timor anti-corruption measures, PALM updates

Regional headlines: China market offer, domestic investments impress Pacific island fisheries official (Marianas Variety)  Fiji to review East Timor’s anti-corruption measures (Fiji Times) Tonga fisheries puts three-year ban on sea cucumber: most exported to Asia (Matangi Tonga) Vanuatu justifies increased dealings with Indonesia (Pacific Scoop) Pacific Trade and Invest offices comes under scrutiny (Pacnews) Japanese … Continue reading

Marshalls copra plant to ship to Taiwan, Solomons position shifting on whaling, East Timor ready for ‘generational change’

Highlights from the region’s media: Marshall Islands copra plant to make first shipment to Taiwan (Marianas Variety) Solomons PM’s  position on Japanese whaling ‘unclear’ (Radio Australia) East Timor ready for generational change: President-elect (Radio Australia) Fiji and Pacific ‘easy targets’ for counterfeit goods (Fiji Times) Update: One Dead, Four ‘Critically-Injured’ in Papua After Brawl with … Continue reading

PALM previews, Pacific turns back on hydrocarbons, Guam and CNMI bond rating updates

Highlights from the region’s media: Japan to pledge 370 million yen for Pacific disaster insurance (Mainichi) Tongan students attend ‘Young PALM’ in Okinawa, Japan (Taimi Media Network) Pacific nations turn back on hydrocarbons (The Australian) Guam bond gets high rating (Marianas Variety)  CNMI’s B2 bond rating under review: Moody’s (Marianas Variety)  Have faith Vanuatu tourism … Continue reading

Korea explores Fiji seafloor, Palau Airways starts direct flights to Taipei

Highlights from the region’s media: Korea first to explore Fiji’s seafloor for mineral wealth (Radio Australia) Palau Airways starts direct flights between Koror and Taipei, looking at other destinations including Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Australia (Taipei Times) Allegedly Illegal logging shut-down in PNG: Malaysian and Indonesian workers in custody (PNG Post Courier) … Continue reading

US marines begin training in Tinian, Tongan King opens new hospital, Coral Triange nations want financial aid

Highlights from the region’s media: US marines to begin training in Tinian (Radio New Zealand International) Tongan King opens new hospital partly funded by Japan (Matangi Tonga) Philippine central bank sees less need to support growth (The Star) Nations seek financial aid to protect Coral Triangle (Gulf Today) Indonesia challenges U.S. palm-oil policy (Xinhua) A … Continue reading

Guam economist warns against overconfidence, global vanilla prices could benefit Pacific producers, Fiji PM urges ADB to be apolitical

Highlights from the region’s media: Guam economist warns against planning around uncertain buildup (Marianas Variety Guam) Global vanilla prices upsurge could benefit Pacific producers (Pacific Trade and Invest) Remain apolitical, Fiji PM urges ADB (Fiji Live)  Chinese firm plans tuna plant in PNG (The National) Taiwan supports PNG literary prize (Keith Jackson @ The Namarong … Continue reading

Marshall Islands to host 2012 Forum Trade Ministers’ Meeting

(Media release) Trade Ministers from across the Pacific region will converge next Friday (11th May) in Majuro, the capital of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, for the 2012 Forum Trade Ministers’ Meeting (FTMM). The trade ministerial will be preceded by the 2012 Forum Trade Officials Meeting (FTOM) from 8th- 9th May, also in Majuro. … Continue reading

In detail: The ADB’s outlook for the Pacific Islands

Economic growth in the Pacific region is expected to slow to 6.0% in 2012, decelerating further to 4.1% in 2013, while inflation is expected to hold at moderate levels in much of the Pacific, according to the Asian Development Outlook 2012. Following is a more detailed breakdown of the economic performance and projections for the … Continue reading

Palau search called off, PNA defends fisheries role, 11 rescued from ship carrying PNG logs

Headlines from the region’s media Palau calls off search for downed plane. President meeting with Chinese officials to smooth relations (Pacific Daily News) PNA remains in driver’s seat on Western and Central Pacific fishery conservation (Radio New Zealand) 11 rescued from Hong Kong ship carrying PNG logs. Survivors were aboard life raft, ship and others … Continue reading



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