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Friday 1 September 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Electric Power Board is considering a recommended increase in the price of Tonga's diesel-driven electricity by up to 5.21 seniti per kilowatt.
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Monday 28 August 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rural areas in Tognatapu will be served by a new mobile banking service, that was launched today by the ANZ Bank Tonga at Veitongo in central Tongatapu.
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Saturday 19 August 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Ministry of Labour, Commerce and Industries will hold a series of WTO consultative workshops, starting next month to inform Tongans about new trade terms and tax reform that is being put into place.
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Tuesday 8 August 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan squash exports could reach 12,600 tonnes this year, the Secretary General of the Tonga Squash Council, Stephen Edwards estimated at the end of the squash-planting season this week, more than the 12560 tonnes exported last year.
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Monday 7 August 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Whangarei-based electricity company Northpower is looking at investing in Tonga, reported the NZPA today, August 7.
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Wednesday 2 August 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's decision to defer its accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) until July next year will have no impact on the revenue collection of government during the current financial year, according to the Secretary for Finance, 'Aisake Eke.
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Wednesday 26 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has deferred its membership of the WTO until July next year, the Tongan Prime Minister, Dr Feleti Sevele told the Tongan media yesterday, July 25.
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Wednesday 12 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government's proposed sale of its shareholding in the Westpac Bank of Tonga was not finalized, said the new chairperson for the Westpac Bank of Tonga Board, Ms Jane Kittel, who is currently in Tonga on a five-days visit.
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Friday 30 June 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Recent restrictions on lending by Commercial banks that have been introduced by the Tongan National Reserve Bank is an exercise that is faced by any growing economy around the world, according to the ANZ Bank's Managing Director for the Pacific, Mike Guerin who was in Nuku...’alofa on Thursday June 29.
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Monday 26 June 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new Canopy Wireless Broadband System wil be launched in Tonga, on July 7, Mark Schmid, the new manager of Tonfon Communications announced on Thursday June 15 during a Business Solution event hosted by Tonfön at the Waterfront Cafe.
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Friday 23 June 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's estimated 60,000 television viewers have never had so many channels to choose from.
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Tuesday 20 June 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga this year has secured a second market for its squash, Korea, and it is hoped this will encourage growers who have lost confidence after their worst year in 2005.
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Wednesday 24 May 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Communication Corporation today launched its new broadband service called "Data Anywhere" at the Fafa Island Resort, on one of Tongatapu's offshore islands.
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Thursday 27 April 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's government is seeking a loan of $TOP60 million from China to buy back the Shoreline's electricity assets.
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Wednesday 12 April 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's official Foreign Reserve in March fell to its lowest level in 17 months.
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Saturday 8 April 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hecklers forced the Tonga Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting to a standstil on April 6, after a last minute bid for voting rights by about 120 new applicant members failed, in a challenge to the office bearers.
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Saturday 8 April 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Shoreline Group is pushing to sell Tonga's electricity generation and distribution assets back to the Tonga government for an undisclosed multi-million dollar price tag.
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Friday 7 April 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Announcing a 5.3% inflation rate for February 2006, Tonga's Ministry of Finance on April 5 concluded that while the cost of living is still increasing, it was good news compared to the double digit inflation figures of February last year.
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Monday 6 February 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chinese Ambassador to Tonga HE Mr. Hu Yeshun, this afternoon presented Tonga's Minister for Education, Dr Tevita Palefau with $1.2 million worth of new furniture for the new Tonga High School campus.
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Friday 13 January 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's reserve bank this week imposed a credit ceiling on banks in a move to control lending and stop a marked decline in its foreign reserve.
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