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Tuesday 18 September 2007
Manila, Philippines
Top global and regional trade officials along with key private sector representatives will gather in Manila on 19-20 September to discuss how to empower less developed economies and small states to benefit from global trade.
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Tuesday 27 March 2007
Manila, Philippines
The Pacific economies grew by 3.1 percent in 2006, picking up from 2.5% growth in 2005, says the 2007 edition of ADB's flagship annual economic publication, Asian Development Outlook (ADO).
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Saturday 24 March 2007
Suve, Fiji
Pacific Regional Economic Integration Programme (PACREIP) received a boost of over F$4m (...€2 million) from the European Union (EU) yesterday.
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Saturday 24 March 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
At its meeting today, the Board of Directors of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga agreed to reduce the Statutory Required Reserves Ratio from 12.5% to 10% effective from April 2, 2007. The decision was made against a background of tight liquidity in the banking system.
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Tuesday 10 January 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's government, civil service and the public, "should know that we are now at rock bottom, we can't go any further, we have to rebuild ourselves and move on from there," says Tonga's Minister of Labour, Commerce and Industries, Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele, interviewed in the New Year.
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Tuesday 31 May 2005
Texas, USA
I am deeply concerned over what I read and what I see on the internet. I am in a wheel chair due to my health. I am only thirty nine years old and at one time in my life I had no hope. I was angry at the world and at people, my story may sound familiar too you, and you may have grown tried of hearing it. But three wonderful Tongan men taught me to have hope, they reached out to a stranger and showed that true friendship knows no color, it knows no religion, it can be between the young and the old, the sick and those who have health. It is one of our world's greatest gifts and it is the one of the base ingredients for hope. - Larry Norton
Wednesday 25 May 2005
Suva, Fiji
So where is Tonga heading? In fact Tonga is quite a unique case. The country has very little natural resources to speak of, except its people whose remittances sustain the economy. Because the Tongans are very attached to their homeland and are proud of their heritage and identity, so in some sense they are being held economic hostage by the rulers, as the only tangible influence they can exert is to withhold sending money home. But that only punishes their loved ones.
Wednesday 30 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan economy is not shaping up well in comparision with other Pacific islands and other economies in the Asia Pacific region, according to World Bank indicators.
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Thursday 3 March 2005

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten years ago Tonga introduced its 15% Consumption Tax in April 2005. FROM OUR ARCHIVES: The timing of the rushed introduction of the new Tonga Consumption Tax or TCT, makes one wonder if government had deliberately chosen April 1 to give the parliamentary candidates and the public something to chew on while they work themselves up to a voting mood on March 17. Editor's Comment by Pesi Fonua.
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Tuesday 1 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Minister of Finance, Hon Siosiua T ‘Utoikamanu, on January 31 released for public scrutiny the Consumption Tax Act 2003.
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Thursday 28 October 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When the Tongan government launched its Economic and Public Sector Reform Program in April 2002, it was hailed by government, the Private Sector, and the public, as the beginning of a "Fight Back" economic recovery initiative. Editor's Comment - By Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 1 June 2000
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
If Australian trade sanctions against Fiji cut off Tonga’s oil supplies, which come through Fiji, Tonga will be forced to find other sources of fuel. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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