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Pacific Periscope

Pacific Greetings,

Welcome to the first edition of the Pacific Periscope, a weekly e-newsletter which focuses on trade and investment updates from the Pacific Islands Region.




A weekly update of trade and investment in the Pacific Islands region brought to you by Pacific Islands Trade & Invest.

China digs deeper into Fiji’s resources sector

Chinese companies are increasing their investment in Fiji’s mining and construction sector. The first of several leases to be issued under the Land Use Decree 2010 and Land Use Regulations 2011.

… as well as its energy sector

Chinese infrastructure giant Sinohydro, which built the world renowned Three Gorges Dam in China, is already involved in a major hydroelectric project in Fiji.

Aussie company secures Solomon mining rights

Following many months of negotiations, Australian mining company Axiom pipped several global companies to the post and finally inked a 50-year agreement with the Solomon Islands for mining nickel.

Tonga must survive without survivor

The need to boost Tonga’s hospitality accommodation sector is urgent. Last week, producers of the popular television series Survivor dropped plans to film the show in Vava’u scheduled for later this year.

Rotuma’s boost to inter-island trade

The remote outpost of Fiji, Rotuma Island, will soon export its first ever shipload of dalo to tiny Tuvalu.

Helping transform island life

Pacific Islands Trade & Invest last week conducted an investment opportunity seminar for the Ni-Vanuatu workers in Napier, New Zealand.

Calling Pasifika food businesses

Pacific Islands Trade & Invest invites Pacific Island food businesses to express their interest in exhibiting at Fine Food Australia 2011.

Aid for Trade Achievements Highlighted

The Pacific is ahead of the curve with the effective allocation of Aid for Trade resources. The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat highlighted its success at fully allocating funding Aid for Trade funds as part of a panel at the WTO Workshop.

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