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Thursday 4 January 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Demand for vehicles in Tonga is continuing to increase, while traffic jams and queues grow longer every month in the capital Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Suva, Fiji
Over US$100M in micro loans has been handed out to tens of thousands of low-Income women across the Pacific Islands, including Tonga, by the South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) since its launch in 2000. Last Friday, 8 December, it gave out its US$100 millionth loan to entrepreneur Vilisi Tabua, a fish dealer at the Suva Public Market in Fiji.
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Tuesday 5 December 2017

Lichfield, UK
Countries in Oceania are ranked among the most expensive broadband services in the world according to a worldwide ranking compiled by a UK survey. Tonga was not ranked among the 13 Oceania countries surveyed due to limited information available.
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Monday 4 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is hosting a meeting of the Pacific Network Operators Group (PacNOG) in Nuku’alofa this week, looking at ICT issues in the Pacific Islands including internet security and the Cloud, and holding workshops for skills and capacity development.
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Thursday 30 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-day Holiday Market Festival opened this morning displaying and selling Tongan crafts and mats from Ha’apai, ‘Eua, Vava’u and Tongatapu at the Tonga Development Bank compound in Nuku’alofa as part of a microfinance scheme to assist and empower vulnerable people.
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Thursday 23 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 4G Plus service for Tonga was launched by Ben Kealy, the Digicel Tonga CEO in Nuku’alofa, on Monday, 20 November at the start of its Christmas celebrations.
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Monday 20 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New financial knowledge and skills have been developed in the Pacific Islands over the last seven years following initiatives by banks to broaden access to financial services for many more people. Ressa Price, the ANZ regional Executive Director for the Pacific, visiting Tonga on November 16, released a report on the the impact of the bank's MoneyMinded program that was launched in 2010 in a number of Pacific Islands countries,
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Friday 17 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The three-days 32nd Annual Meeting of the South Pacific Central Bank Governors Annual Meeting ended in Nuku’alofa today, 17 November 2017.
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Thursday 19 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI accompanied by Queen Nanasipau’u commissioned a new 2-megawatt solar farm Matatoa, the largest in Tonga on October 19.
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Wednesday 18 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New wholesale and retail petroleum prices announced for this month have seen an increase. The Tonga Competent Authority approved the new prices last Friday 13 October.
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Friday 13 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The World Bank is convinced that its Pacific Possible PP initiatives will boost economic growth in the Pacific Island Countries PIC over the next 25 years.
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Monday 2 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s public debt at the end of the current 2017 fiscal year is estimated to be equivalent to half of our Gross Domestic Product GDP (about TOP$444.7m), according to an updated version of the Asian Development Outlook ADO 2017, published by the Asian Development Bank at the end of September.
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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New petroleum prices approved by the Tonga competent Authority, have seen significant increases across Kerosene, Diesel and Petrol. The increases have been approved for mid-September to mid-October, effective from 16 September.
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Tuesday 12 September 2017

Apia, Samoa
A deal worth US$205,000 for Tongan Caribbean Pine power poles was signed last week in Apia, between American Samoa and Aotearoa-Tonga Forest Products Ltd, a former Tonga Government public enterprise.
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Sunday 10 September 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An Internet outage on Thursday, 31 August, caused internet disruptions for customers of Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC), who were unable to access websites such as Google, Gmail and Yahoo and also experienced slow connections.
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Tuesday 22 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Petroleum prices were approved last Wednesday, 16 August 2017, by the Tonga Competent Authority. The wholesale/retail price of Petrol and Kerosene decreased while the price of Diesel increased.
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Friday 18 August 2017

Thayngen, Switzerland
Only two countries in the Asia and Pacific region made this year's top ten list of the world's best solar-energy countries, ranked by the SolarSuperState Association. Japan was third and Australia ninth. So far, Tonga has not been ranked this year due to a lack of current information.
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Friday 11 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A centre to fast-track the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies in the private sector and business communities throughout the Pacific has started operating out of its base in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, this month.
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Friday 4 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After a week of severe flour shortages impacting bakeries, caterers and food businesses in Nuku'alofa, it’s back to business as normal today with the arrival of new flour supplies this week.
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Friday 4 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new customs duty and excise tax introduced last year has driven import prices up causing inflation to hit significantly high levels in Tonga. Annual inflation rose by 10% over the year to May 2017 - well above the National Reserve Bank of Tonga's reference rate of 5%.
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