Tonga’s Domestic Economic activities showed some improvements in May 2021, Sione Ngongo Kioa, the Governor of Tonga’s National Reserve Bank told the National Reserve Bank of Tonga’s Board of Directors on 5 August. However, the Reserve Bank’s GDP outlook projected a deeper contraction in Tonga’s economy for 2020-21 as the extended lockdowns and uncertainties present significant risk.
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Tuesday 17 August 2021
Wednesday 7 April 2004
Tonga's high inflation rate of 12 per cent, is a stumbling block for economic recovery, and a major cause of misery for ordinary Tongans, and urgently needs to be reduced. Martin Cerisola, the leader of an International Monetary Fund delegation, winding-up their annual visit to Tonga on April 2, said that high inflation had the most adverse affect on low income earners. "It affects the poor the most, and I emphasised that inflation should be brought down to a sustainable level.
Sunday 30 March 2003
There is increasing interest in the state of the economy: in particular the fall in the level of the Pa‘anga, the high level of inflation, and the economic reform programme. I intend to link these issues and to explain the economic and developmental factors behind them. In an educated, open society like Tonga’s, it is important that as many people as possible understand these important issues so that they can make informed contributions to the debate. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.