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Economic trends in the Pacific Islands

Chand, Satish


The Pacific islands economies display considerable heterogeneity on all counts except for their poor economic performance. The few positives however, are overwhelmed by the fiscal stress experienced in Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. Tourism, a sector with significant potential for the entire region, has been buffeted by massive external shocks. This paper surveys key issues that pervade the Pacific: namely, deteriorating budgets and rising debt levels; increasing...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Pacific Economic Bulletin


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