Reviews the week’s top business stories from the region (dur:15 minutes)
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A drive in American Samoa to save the canneries; A fresh push to focus on the region's agriculture; Tonga puts off a financial transaction levy; And an appraisal of the value of remittances from New Zealand.
Coffee farmers in Vanuatu struggle after Cyclone Pam, Tonga gets a levy on foreign exchange dealings, hopes for more kava exports from Vanuatu, Niue pushes renewable energy.
West Sepik in Papua New Guinea keen on links with Indonesia; food and beverage exporters from the Pacific visit New Zealand; the Central Bank of Samoa pushes a financial inclusion strategy.
Concern in American Samoa over its canneries, Fiji's Prime Minister wants a resolution to the Namosi prospecting row, gloom in PNG ahead of the budget.
New Zealand halts Fiji bean imports, more on Japan's aid being rolled out in the Pacific and monorail plans in the CNMI.
Call for action from Micronesian countries over climate change; Fiji still at risk of major ILO probe over labour laws; Litigants urged to avoid court to settle Cook Islands land disputes.
Efforts to improve agriculture planning, Cook Islands businesses struggle to accommodate a smoking ban, vocational training to cope with climate change adaptation.
PACER Plus trade negotiations are said to be too rushed, Taiwan gets admonished over illegal fishing, Vanuatu poised for greater electricity access.
More uncertainty surrounds the region's tuna management; a Taiwanese boat busted for illegal fishing; Chinese investors eye up Fiji islands; Tonga removes frozen chickens that are a health hazard.
Pacific debate on the future of fisheries management heats up; Greenpeace pleased with Nauru for banning transhipments in its waters; Local Solomons goldminer holds off on untreated waste water release; And Niue has a whale of a humpback season.
Tonga considers restricting internet usage for youth; Pacific tuna managers say quota based fisheries system wont work in the region; And loggers in Solomon Islands unhappy with courts releasing illegally harvested logs.
We compare the Pacific Islands Forum to Bainimarama's development forum; Tonga's State Broadcaster is angry at being accused of not paying rugby rights; meanwhile, banks in the kingdom hit back at government criticism of high interest rates; and...
Vanuatu to launch major tourism marketing campaign; New Zealand consultancy believes it can lift Fiji sugar production by 150 percent by 2020; Australian miner rejects claims it left an enovironmental disaster in the Solomons; And economists say...
Seabed mining pioneer Nautilus Minerals says there will be no tailings from its operation; work is underway to try and ensure sustainability in Solomon Islands timber industry; and a New Zealand coffee chain is using the last beans grown in...
The scientific community is calling on the Pacific to work together on developing sea bed mining; More jobs for Pasifika people in Auckland with employers eyeing a new training intiative for tradespeople; Niue's tiny tourism industry is having a whale...
The PNG government is promising a supplementary budget as the economy nose dives; A bus strike amid tensions in Solomon Islands over foreign business ownership; The Samoan Prime Minister calls on New Zealand unions to consider expansion of the RSE;...
Unions in New Zealand oppose expansion of the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme; Pacific Civil society organisations call for halt to seabed mining; An NGO says APEC ministers should be told the truth about illegal logging in Papua New Guinea; And...
The long term future of Papua New Guinea's Ok Tedi mine in doubt with mass sackings and production shut down; New labour mobility conditions bring fresh outlook for Pacer plus trade negotiations; New Zealand Government names prominent Pacific...
Businesses in the Northern Marianas are losing tens of thousands of dollars a day due to an ongoing communications blackout; The Bank South Pacific says it is still looking to acquire Westpac subsidiaries in Melanesia; A 9.9 percent growth is being...
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