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Thursday 30 October 2014
Washington, USA.
Tonga’s economy is set to receive a boost after the World Bank today approved a second USD$5 million operation to support growth through the government’s national development strategy.
Thursday 23 October 2014
Australia
The Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) says ongoing negotiations for the controversial free trade agreement known as PACER-Plus are creating an unbalanced agreement against the interests of the Pacific Islands. - Adam Wolfenden.
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Friday 17 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Petrol prices increased and diesel and kerosene prices decreased in the new fuel prices announced by the Ministry of Commerce for the next month, effective from today October 16 to mid-November.
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Thursday 16 October 2014
world food day

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Family farmers contribute to Tonga’s food security and are central to the food systems of Tonga, but they must evolve over time, Gavin Wall, the FAO Sub-Regional Coordinator for the Pacific said on World Food Day 2014, today.
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Wednesday 15 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 300 businesses and 4,000 employees are yet to be registered with the National Retirement Benefits Fund (NRBF), according to the NRBF Annual Report for 2014 released last week, for its second year of operation.
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Thursday 2 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
John Paul Chapman (33) was elected as the new President of the Tonga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. for 2014-15 at the Annual General Meeting on September 29.
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Monday 29 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The inflation rate for the month of August this year 2014 was almost three times higher than the inflation rate for the month of August last year 2013.
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Thursday 25 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An August completion report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has indicated challenges facing privatization and fiscal sustainability in Tonga.
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Thursday 18 September 2014
Currency

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan currency (Pa’anga) has shown a continuing decline against the New Zealand and Australian dollars over the last 15 years, and the pa’anga is, arguably, in its worst year ever against its major trading partners.
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Thursday 18 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While the wholesale and retail prices for Liquefied Petroleum Gas in Tongatapu dropped for September to December 2014, the prices have slightly increased in Vava’u from September 16.
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Wednesday 17 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A current attempt by the Tongan government to attract business investments, and to revitalize business growth by offering very low interest loans, so far appears to remain an unattractive proposition for businesses in Tonga.
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Thursday 11 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Parliament has passed a Seabed Minerals Act 2014, an act that regulates mineral exploration and potential mining in Tongan waters.
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Thursday 11 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
State Owned Enterprises constrain island countries economies, where they absorb large amounts of scarce capital and are generally low in productivity and services, according to an ADB report that was released early this month.
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Wednesday 10 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government has committed to fund a new ‘electricity tariff lifeline’ starting on January 1, 2015 and estimated to cost around $1 million pa‘anga a year.
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Friday 5 September 2014
Apia, Samoa
New sustainable energy partnerships were announced by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) on September 4 in Apia.
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Thursday 4 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Communications Corporation and Vodafone Fiji have signed a strategic partnership alliance that will allow the Tongan telecommunications company to leverage the extensive industry experience of Vodafone Fiji.
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Thursday 28 August 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siutoni Tupou, Tonga’s new Export Pathway Manager, today received a new vehicle, and equipment to help her maintain an important working relationship between Tonga’s export farmers and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forests and Fisheries, assisted by the Australian-funded Pacific Horticulture and Agricultural Market Access Program (PHAMA).
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Monday 25 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Low interest loans will be available to the Private Sector from a new government investment incentive fund that is being managed through the Tonga Development Bank, Ministry of Finance and National Planning announced today.
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Monday 25 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four newly refurbished Massey Ferguson tractors have arrived in Tonga, destined for villages in ‘Eua and Niuafo’ou island to help increase their agricultural activities.
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Wednesday 20 August 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Ofa Tu’ikolovatu of the ‘Uiha & Sons GIO Recycling Co in Nuku’alofa was re-elected as President of Women in Sustainable Enterprises (WISE) Tonga Inc. at its Annual General Meeting tonight, August 20. ‘Ofa is supported by an elected board of local business women and entrepreneurs from the formal and informal sectors:
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