Reviews the week’s top business stories from the region (dur:15 minutes)
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The PNA wants to tighten access to its fisheries; Resistance in the Cooks to a fisheries deal with the EU; Has the Fiji PM been conned over an app?; More land reforms in Vanuatu.
Landowners in PNG are unhappy at being left out of LNG project; Interest in China's investment bank; Seabed mining worries some in PNG, Tonga starts exporting squash to China.
Fiji's sugar industry gets European Union support; The latest on PNG's Pacific Marine Industrial Zone; Helping women market vendors in Melanesia.
PNG's forestry sector faces tax hike; Fiji sand mining plans; Sand mining also an issue in Samoa; Will coal mining be revived in PNG?.
PNG's budget calls for cuts; Pacific businesses awards in New Zealand; Wellington Pasifika Business Network.
The Northern Marianas want more foreign workers; Reforms help young people get into business; Niue's tourism is expanding; And Tonga keeps relying on fruit imports.
Questions remain in Fiji after the sugar boss quits; Fiji wants to boost food exports to New Zealand; Opposition to a planned restart of phosphate mining in French Polynesia; The Cook Islands would like workers from New Zealand.
Job losses loom in Samoa, tax relief confirmed in Solomon Islands but only for MPs, PNG gets a better cable network, a major cannery in American Samoa will close.
The World Bank gives its outlook for the region; a drive to make use of fishing by-catch; Hawaiian Air explains its seating policy for American Samoa.
The Fiji Roads Authority in a major pay dispute; A call for power link-up at PNG and Indonesia border; A farmer field school in Tonga; And Hawaiian Air irks American Samoa.
PACER-Plus as a geopolitical move; Bougainville's president adamant on the Panguna issue; Curbing the betel nut market in PNG's capital.
The Fiji Australia Business Council meets near Suva; Cooks tourism booming; Is bottled Niue water suited for export; A breadfruit conference in Tonga.
Hopes to keep PacerPlus on track; Snags in rebuilding cyclone-ravaged Fiji; Vanuatu poised to get an income tax; Fijian sailors awaiting vital safety training.
Wilson Security wants to get out of Australia's asylum seeker processing business; Criticism of PACER Plus continues; PNG encouraged to accept more cruise ships; PNG land being leased not quite by the book.
Pacer Plus talks wrap up in New Zealand, PNG's tax takes shrinks, a new airline between the two Samoas.
Bougainville is unsettled over a gift of Rio Tinto shares, Unions decry their exclusion from PACER PLUS talks and a Cook Islands tourism industry snapshot.
Concern over a trade tiff between Fiji and PNG, Fiji farming challenges after Cyclone Winston, Tonga's controversial Chinese aircraft due back in service, Herbs from Nuie for New Zealand customers.
PNA countries reap licencing revenue; PACER PLUS to go ahead with or without PNG; Vanuatu still experiencing difficulties with its international airport runway; And there are calls for caution over Marianas casino rush.
South China Sea ruling could have knock-on effects for Pacific; Tourists and returning expats trigger building boom in Niue; ADB says high internet costs constraining development in the Pacific; And Ramu mining and logging operations in PNG resume...
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