News Releases

3 May 2015
PNG Private Sector Assessment: Reforms Key to Realizing Growth Potential

A new PSDI report released today finds that further efforts to develop the private sector are needed for Papua New Guinea (PNG) to realize its potential for economic development and secure its progression to a diversified economy.

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26 February 2015
ADB Deepens Fiji Partnership with Assistance on Access to Credit

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is deepening its re-engagement with Fiji, partnering with the government to improve access to credit and to secure a stronger financial sector through secured transactions reform.

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21 December 2014
Latest PSDI Progress Report Charts Landmark 2014 for Pacific Business Environment

Advances in the business environment in several Pacific island countries mark 2014 as a year of achievement for the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI), according to the latest progress report for the regional technical assistance facility released today.

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1 December 2014
Tonga’s Innovative Online Business Registry Goes Live

The Government of the Kingdom of Tonga launched the region’s first integrated online business registry today, providing up-to-date information on Tongan companies and businesses to the public 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week.

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19 November 2014
Unlocking the Value of Movable Assets is Key to Pacific Prosperity: New ADB Report

Unlocking the value of “movable property” through legal reform and public online registries is key to removing constraints to economic growth and access to finance in developing Pacific island economies, says a new report launched here today by the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI

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6 November 2014
ADB Co-Hosts Business Registries Workshop for Pacific Islands

Senior government officials from 10 Pacific island nations, development partners and experts in private sector development gathered today at Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s office in Sydney to share their knowledge and report on progress made in the region’s expanding business registration sector.

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