Funding for research on Indian students

Five researchers at the Waikato University have received total funding of almost $130,000 to conduct separate studies on international students from India and other issues connected with India. The amount, granted by Education New Zealand, is stated to be the largest granted by the Government body to conduct India-related research, out of a total amount of $500,000. Professor Alison McIntosh…

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Fiji widens its vision to cover the world

A 12-member business delegation returned home last week after a five-day visit to Fiji, full of hope, ambition and entrepreneurial spirit. In just five days (from July 30 to August 3) most of them have secured, or in the process of securing, Memorandum of Understanding followed by commercial arrangements with companies and businesspersons in Fiji. These moves will accord them…

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Tax reforms make Fiji good investment destination

Rationalised tax policy, simplified procedures, efficient administration and corruption-free public services are among the attributes of the Fijian Government, according to the senior-most minister in Suva. Attorney General and Industry Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said that even as the process for returning the country to a stable and transparent democracy was proceeding as per schedule, the Government had heralded a new…

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As confidence builds, higher growth forecast

The economy of Fiji is robust and with the return of business confidence, future prospects for growth are bright, Reserve Bank of Fiji Governor Barry Whiteside said. Addressing the members of a business delegation from New Zealand in Suva on August 1, 2013, he said that Fiji would follow New Zealand’s projected growth of 2.7% this year, while Australian economists…

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