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Friday 7 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's National Retirement Benefit Fund Board has taken up a 15% shareholding of the government-owned Tonga Development Bank, under a current restructuring of its capital base. The Minister of Finance said that the legislative amendments will not only remove the TDB from being under the Public Enterprises Act, but also change the ministerial responsibility.
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Thursday 1 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-day Holiday Market Festival was launched at the Tonga Development Bank in Nuku'alofa this morning to showcase and sell the products of customers in their Microfinance Scheme – this year showcasing Vava'u, 'Eua and Ha'apai handicrafts and treasured mats. It will continue on Friday.
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Friday 18 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $35 million pa’anga Youth Employment Project financed by the World Bank to be handled by the Government of Tonga starting in July 2017, will see funds disbursed over four-years to address youth unemployment in Tonga where the problems of idle youth are enormous and related to youth related anti-social behaviour and criminal activity.
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Thursday 14 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tatafu Moeaki, the Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Finance and National Planning has resigned from the Civil Service before the end of his contract.
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Tuesday 19 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Development Bank this month offered new soft loan terms for borrowers from the government’s multi millions Business Investment Incentive Fund that has been administered by TDB since 2014.
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Monday 18 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A call for proposals for a European Development Fund grant of $162,000 (EUR) available for private sector and civil society projects in Tonga focused on trade, public finance management, energy and gender policies development, was launched on Thursday 14 May.
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Tuesday 7 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Oku ‘oatu ‘a e fanongonongo ni ke fakama’ala’ala ki he kakai ‘o e fonua ‘ a e ngaahi hoha’a pehe ki he ngaahi tukuaki’i kuo fai mai ki he Potungaue Pa’anga fekau’aki mo hono tukuatu ‘o e ngaahi koloa ngaue’aki mo uesia ‘a e Hotele Dateline.
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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Monday 19 August 2013
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga's government has imposed new Duties on unhealthy foods along with higher Excise Tax Rates on tobacco products, and slashed tobacco concessions for arriving passengers by half, in an effort to encourage “healthy living”.
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Tuesday 11 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Minister of Finance, Hon. Lisiate 'Akolo has launched Tonga's biggest ever national budget amounting to T$357.6 million for the 2013-14 financial year, and expressed concern over low returns to government from public enterprises.
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Friday 8 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government has allocated $1 million to finance a new Agricultural Export Marketing Fund aimed at providing short term loans to exporters who buy exportable produce from farmers. Three agricultural produce exporting companies have been selected to access the funds.
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Sunday 1 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a Press Release on Friday June 29, the Ministry of Finance and National Planning stated that during times of economic slowdown it remained the responsibility of government to protect the livelihood of its most vulnerable people. The Prime Minister told parliament that government is proposing a $1.6 million Social Benefits Scheme for the Elderly to be implemented on 1 September 2012, which is based on monthly stipend of about $65 pa'anga for 2,082 eligible people as reported in the 2006 Census.
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Tuesday 26 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The portfolio of the Minister of Finance has been taken over by the Prime Minister, Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele. Following the resignation of the Minister of Finance yesterday.
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