COCONUT WIRELESS – Mr Thomas Jacobs, IFC

COCONUT WIRELESS – Mr Thomas Jacobs, IFC

In the first edition of APIBC’s Coconut Wireless, Tom Jacobs, Country Manager,  International Finance Corporation, usually based in Sydney, talks about IFC supporting business in the Pacific. Tom is interviewed by APIBC Vice-president, Mr Jason Thomas. Here is...
Profiling Women On Boards In The Pacific

Profiling Women On Boards In The Pacific

Our member, Pacific Legal Network, recently interviewed two women on boards in the Pacific. Linked here are their stories. Profiling Women on Boards in the Pacific: Liz Pechan (pln.com.au) Profiling Women on Boards in the Pacific: Taulapapa Brenda Heather-Latu...
Pacific nations recovery needs regional solutions

Pacific nations recovery needs regional solutions

ANZ Banking Group writes here that a step up in engagement by the Australian and New Zealand governments, combined with regional and international economic support over the past year, has cushioned the initial blow of the COVID-19 pandemic. Moving forward, labour...
Pacer PLUS: Why It Matters Now

Pacer PLUS: Why It Matters Now

The Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus – or PACER Plus – entered into force on 13 December, marking the start of a new journey in which parties will determine and co-deliver their own priorities for increasing trade across the Pacific.  In this ANU...
Pacer PLUS: Why It Matters Now

PACER Plus Enters Into Force On 13 December 2020

PACER Plus (Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations -Plus) enters into force on 13 December 2020.  PACER Plus is a regional development-centred trade agreement designed to support Pacific island countries become more active partners in, and benefit from,...