News - Tonga

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Jun '16

30 Jun 2016

Tonga

Tongan economy rebounds

THE Tongan economy has been rebounding since a contraction in its financial year 2013. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recorded the country's growth accelerated from 2.1 per cent in 2014...

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24

Jun '16

24 Jun 2016

Tonga

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with Tonga

The FINANCIAL -- On June 13, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2016 Article IV consultation with Tonga. The Tongan economy has been rebounding since a...

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22

Jun '16

22 Jun 2016

Tonga

Tonga challenges Pacific to step up NCD fight

Tonga's health minister, Saia Piukala, has challenged Pacific governments to step up and be counted in the fight to address non-communicable diseases. Dr Piukala told the 'Pacific NCD Roadmap'...

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20

Jun '16

20 Jun 2016

Tonga

Money woes prevent flood help in Tonga

Tonga's prime minister has told parliament there is not much the government can do to help victims of recent flooding because there is no money. The main island, Tongatapu, experienced record...

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15

Jun '16

15 Jun 2016

Tonga

ADB Funds Program to Support Fiscal Resilience, Growth in Tonga

NUKU’ALOFA, TONGA – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $3 million grant and a $3 million loan to help Tonga strengthen its long-term economic growth prospects and capacity to...

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15

Jun '16

15 Jun 2016

Tonga

Tonga gets 250 more NZ residence visas

Another 250 Tongans are being given the chance to obtain New Zealand residence visas through an annual ballot. The Tongans have had their applications drawn from around 22,000 applications. ...

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14

Jun '16

14 Jun 2016

Tonga

Tonga hit by flooding and power cuts

Storms that battered Australia more than a week ago have brought widespread disruption to the Pacific islands. Tonga is now drying out after several days of torrential rain. In the middle of...

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08

Jun '16

8 Jun 2016

Tonga

Remittance benefits from the weaker Tongan Pa’anga

* TOP $m Mar 16 Feb 16 Jan 16 Dec 15 Remittance Receipts 19.40 18.55 17.30 27.09 Private Transfers 17.78 16.91 ...

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30

May '16

30 May 2016

Tonga

Remittances still vital for Tonga

An economist says remittances continue to form a pillar of the Tongan economy, despite their decline following the global financial crisis. An economist says remittances continue to form a...

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23

May '16

23 May 2016

Tonga

Tonga's foreign exchange tax from next month

Tonga will finally introduce its controversial foreign exchange tax next month in an effort to raise much needed funds to host the 2019 Pacific Games. New legislation means a half a seniti will...

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05

May '16

5 May 2016

Tonga

"Turn your scars into stars," says Talitha project

“Turn your scars into stars,” Vanessa Heleta tells abused women in Tonga. “Orange Day can be a day where we stand up and say enough is enough.” Vanessa's Talitha Project ran a special...

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05

May '16

5 May 2016

Tonga

Tonga sugar shortage goes sour

Sour consumers are complaining that sugar is selling in Tonga for up to $50 per kilo - far exceeding the regulated price of $4 per kilo, during an ongoing sugar shortage that has continued for...

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