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Dr TK Jayaraman

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    The Bond Markets In Fiji

The Bond Markets In Fiji

A press release this week that government has sought advice from the Commonwealth Secretariat (COMSEC) on Fiji’s domestic market for bonds and treasury bills is of interest to general readers

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    Two Decisions Which Impacted The Global Economy

Two Decisions Which Impacted The Global Economy

The US Federal Reserve (the Fed) chair Janet Yellen in her testimony on February 10 (February 11 in Fiji) told the US Legislature that the conditions have changed since the

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    Can Money Alone Buy Growth?

Can Money Alone Buy Growth?

We have been facing this question for long. Now with Bank of Japan (BoJ)’s latest monetary policy action, we now confront the same question again. A week ago, on January

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    Too Much Of A Good Thing!

Too Much Of A Good Thing!

This week, we will shift our focus away from China. The second largest economy received world attention since the beginning of the New Year. Its stock market debacle following the

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    Growing Pessimism About World Economy

Growing Pessimism About World Economy

POil price fell below US$30 a barrel. Indeed, the lowest price in 12 years! So too the Standard & Poor’s 500 also fell, below 1900 points. This fall was for

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    Focus Again On Financial Inclusion

Focus Again On Financial Inclusion

Focus on financial inclusion and financial deepening has returned again with the World Bank’s 2015 publication, entitled as the Little Data Book on Financial Inclusion 2015. The World Bank publication

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    The Yellow Metal is Losing its Shine!!

The Yellow Metal is Losing its Shine!!

Is gold losing its attractiveness? The yellow metal, used in industry especially for electronics, jewellery and dentistry, has been serving mankind as a store of value. Gold has always been

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    Happy Holiday Gift for Petrol Users!

Happy Holiday Gift for Petrol Users!

Oil price has fallen from US$100 a barrel last year and US$60 a barrel in June this year to US$36 a barrel   Consumers always welcome fall in the prices

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    Finally, savers will be smiling!

Finally, savers will be smiling!

Savers in particular, in America will soon smile again. That will be on December 16, if the US Federal Reserve (the Fed) finally decides to raise its benchmark interest rate.

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Can Monetary Policy Alone Promote Growth?

  Can Monetary Policy Alone Promote Growth?

Central bankers are in the news again, not because of IMF’s annual meeting in Lima, Peru last week. It is

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ACADEMIC ANALYSIS: Will Global Oil Price Remain Low?

  ACADEMIC ANALYSIS: Will Global Oil Price Remain Low?

Dr Jayaraman is a Professor at the Fiji National University’s School of Economics, Banking and Finance, Nasinu Campus. His website

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ANALYSIS: World, China And Four “Uns”

  ANALYSIS: World, China And Four “Uns”

In another five days, on September 17, the United States Federal Reserve (the Fed), the country’s central bank will have

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Currency Turmoil Again!

  Currency Turmoil Again!

Global economic uncertainties, following the Chinese economic slowdown and devaluation of the Chinese currency, are now haunting the currency world.

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ACADEMIC ANALYSIS: The Great Fall of China

  ACADEMIC ANALYSIS: The Great Fall of China

Dr Jayaraman is a Professor at the Fiji National University’s School of Economics, Banking and Finance, Nasinu Campus. His website

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ACADEMIC OPINION: China’s Three Devaluations In A Row – Its Impact

  ACADEMIC OPINION: China’s Three Devaluations In A Row – Its Impact

Dr Jayaraman is a Professor at the Fiji National University’s School of Economics, Banking and Finance, Nasinu Campus. His website

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ACADEMIC OPINION: RBF’s Policy Actions And What It Means

  ACADEMIC OPINION: RBF’s Policy Actions And What It Means

This week there were developments of significance on the central banking front. There were no changes in monetary policy stance.

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OPINION: Aid Or Foreign Direct Investment: Which Is Good For Pacific islands?

  OPINION: Aid Or Foreign Direct Investment: Which Is Good For Pacific islands?

Dr Jayaraman is a Professor at the Fiji National University’s School of Economics, Banking and Finance, Nasinu Campus. His website

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