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July Provisional Visitor Arrivals Reach Record High
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July Provisional Visitor Arrivals Reach Record High

Monthly visitor arrivals reached a record 85,704 in July, an increase of 7.8% compared to the same period the past y...

History Behind Olympics, Host Countries, Costs
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History Behind Olympics, Host Countries, Costs

Historical records show the first Olympic Games were traced as far back as 776BC. They were then dedicated to the go...

Building Permit Numbers Rise On Back Of TC Winston Rehab Works
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Building Permit Numbers Rise On Back Of TC Winston Rehab Works

When compared to the previous quarter, the number and value of the building permits issued fell by 14.8 per cent and...

Total Imports Bill For 2015
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Total Imports Bill For 2015

The total value of goods imported in 2015 is estimated at $4,363.5 million which compared to 2014, decreased by $649...

Wholesale And Retail Trade Of Motor Vehicles And Motor Cycles
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Wholesale And Retail Trade Of Motor Vehicles And Motor Cycles

I am sure we all have experienced that the traffic jam has become much worse in the past year. One does not have to...

BREXIT: What It Means  For The World And Us
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BREXIT: What It Means For The World And Us

The UK Independence Party which won the last general election in May of 2015 campaigned for Britain’s exit from th...

Key Financial Global Events And Possible Impact Here
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Key Financial Global Events And Possible Impact Here

In her speech on June 6, Federal Reserve (Fed) chairwoman, Janet Yellen, was careful not to give any indication on w...

Revised Economic Growth And Forecast Explained
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Revised Economic Growth And Forecast Explained

The Governor and Chairman of the Macroeconomic Committee, Barry Whiteside announced on May 24 that the domestic econ...

Industrial Production Index (IPI) For December Quarter And Annual 2015
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Industrial Production Index (IPI) For December Quarter And Annual 2015

Base year comparison The All Group IPI for December quarter of 2015 stood at 111.2 and is 11.2 per cent higher than ...

A Look At March Visitor Arrivals
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A Look At March Visitor Arrivals

In March, the total number of visitor arrivals into Fiji was 55,977, an increase of 9.7% when compared to the same p...

Understanding Loans
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Understanding Loans

Commercial bank credit growth remained buoyant indicative of the strong business and private sector sentiments. This...

Major Trading Currencies
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Major Trading Currencies

Fiji’s three major trading currencies for imports are the US Dollar, the Australian Dollar and the New Zealand Dol...

HFC Bank
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HFC Bank

The Consumer Price Index or CPI is compiled to indicate average changes in the price level of a basket of consumer g...

Terms of Trade For September Quarter 2015
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Terms of Trade For September Quarter 2015

The Terms of Trade is a ratio of two price indexes which are export prices and import prices.  It measures the amou...

High Cost Of Cyclones In Fiji And Pacific
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High Cost Of Cyclones In Fiji And Pacific

Tropical Cyclone Winston is the strongest cyclone ever recorded for the Southern Hemisphere. The damage that Cyclone...

What The Consumer Price Index For January Indicates
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What The Consumer Price Index For January Indicates

The consumer price index is compiled to indicate average changes in the prices of goods and services purchased by ho...

GDP – Income And Expenditure Approach
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GDP – Income And Expenditure Approach

BGDP or Gross Domestic Product represents the health of a nation’s economy by measuring the total production in an...

Report Suggests Poor Households Have More Occupants
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Report Suggests Poor Households Have More Occupants

  The report that follows is a continuation of the past week’s article on poverty and focus on other aspects ...

Poverty Level Decreases, Pattern Explained
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Poverty Level Decreases, Pattern Explained

Poverty is defined by the Merriam Webster as “the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of ...

A Glance At Ur Tourism Outlook This Year
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A Glance At Ur Tourism Outlook This Year

As expected the visitor numbers have grown at the rate of nine per cent from January to December in 2015 thus settin...

China’s Market Turmoil Is Bad News for Everyone
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China’s Market Turmoil Is Bad News for Everyone

For years, China has manipulated their currency to fuel growth.  By pushing the value of the Yuan down, China has b...

Our Import Statistics and What They Mean
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Our Import Statistics and What They Mean

Fiji is heavily dependent on external trade for many of our essential goods, hence we always have to ensure that we ...

ANALYSIS: International Trade & Trade Financing
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ANALYSIS: International Trade & Trade Financing

This is an informative publication, sponsored by The Fiji Sun, Fiji Bureau of Statistics and HFC Bank. All views exp...

The Fijian Fishing Industry
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The Fijian Fishing Industry

This is an informative publication, sponsored by The Fiji Sun, Fiji Bureau of Statistics and HFC Bank. All views exp...

Closer Look At Our GDP Contributors
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Closer Look At Our GDP Contributors

GDP for Fiji for the year 2014 showed an increase of 5.3 per cent over 2013. The GDP value of $6.4 billion was estim...

Looking At June With Highest Visitor Arrivals
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Looking At June With Highest Visitor Arrivals

This is an informative publication, sponsored by The Fiji Sun, Fiji Bureau of Statistics and HFC Bank. All views exp...

The Road Transport Industry
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The Road Transport Industry

This is an informative publication, sponsored by The Fiji Sun, Fiji Bureau of Statistics and HFC Bank. All views exp...

ANALYSIS: Measuring Economic Development
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ANALYSIS: Measuring Economic Development

This is an informative publication, sponsored by The Fiji Sun, Fiji Bureau of Statistics and HFC Bank. All views exp...

Our International Investment Position
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Our International Investment Position

This is an informative publication, sponsored by The Fiji Sun, Fiji Bureau of Statistics and HFC Bank. All views exp...

ANALYSIS: Construction Survey For March Quarter
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ANALYSIS: Construction Survey For March Quarter

The quarterly construction survey covers work carried out by registered private building and civil works contractors...

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