Fiji plans partial sale of state-owned assets

The Fijian Government is considering divesting its interests in a number of State-owned enterprises, partly to raise capital for funding infrastructure projects and public utility services and partly to promote Public-Private Partnerships. Presenting Fiji’s Budget for 2014 at a public gathering in Suva on November 8, 2013, Prime Minister & Finance Minister Commodore Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama said that partial divestment…

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Fiji plans partial sale of state-owned assets

The Fijian Government is considering divesting its interests in a number of State-owned enterprises, partly to raise capital for funding infrastructure projects and public utility services and partly to promote Public-Private Partnerships. Presenting Fiji’s Budget for 2014 at a public gathering in Suva on November 8, 2013, Prime Minister & Finance Minister Commodore Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama said that partial divestment…

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A meritorious Award in the right spirit and order

The appointment of Vailankanni Wenceslaus Melchoir Anthony (Wenceslaus Anthony) as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in the Queen’s New Year Honours List, has been widely regarded as an honour that was timely and well-deserved. Government officials and members of the India New Zealand Business Council (INZBC) would recall with appreciation his services not only to…

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Mortgage broker wins top Bank Award

Auckland based Global Financial Services (GFS) Limited won the ANZ Business & Commercial Adviser of the Year (2013) last month. The Company’s Managing Director Ajay Kumar received the Award from Baden Martin, ANZ Head of Mortgage Adviser Distribution. The Award recognised the volume of business referred to ANZ Business Banking and Commercial teams in 2013. Mr Martin said that his…

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New Statute promises better carriage of justice

Justice Minister Judith Collins introduced the ‘Judicature Modernisation Bill 2013’ to Parliament on November 27, 2013. The comprehensive Bill has six parts, the first of which deals with High Courts, Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court, appointment of judges to these Courts and the governing rules. The second part reconstitutes the District Courts as a single court with divisions…

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People in Business

The world may have gone digital and photography simplified with cameras doing thinking and shooting. Some would say that with smart phones, no one needs a camera. However, not everyone and not every camera can commit events and incidents to endearing memories. Beyond all that technology, there is a need for professionals to capture those special moments. We have seen…

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