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   Australia: Turnbull Wants IT Services Delivered ‘Within Government’ – Not Outsourced
Source: www.itwire.com
Source Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Summary: Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull has ruled out the outsourcing to the private sector of a contract to update and modernise the “outdated” Medicare payments system, while also expressing his scepticism of the benefits and efficiencies from outsourcing large IT services to systems integrators. On the ABC’s Q&A program on Monday night, Turnbull made it clear the government’s preference was for “ver ... Read More
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   Fiji: Insurance Vital for SMEs
Source: www.fijitimes.com
Source Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Summary: INSURANCE for small and medium enterprises can provide business owners with protection and an important safety net when unexpected events happen, helping business owners to continue operations, giving greater financial stability, and providing job security for employees. A research conducted by the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) last month has revealed that insurers in the Pacific ar ... Read More
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   PNG: New Monitoring Technology Helps to Boost Government’s Accountability
Source: news.pngfacts.com
Source Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: Timely reporting on public expenditure across PNG has improved by 41% within the last 3 months, since PNG’s Department of Finance introduced a new monitoring and evaluation tool. Before the introduction, only 9 districts out 89 submitted reports on time, now the number increased to 37 districts. The progress is significant to the Department of Finance, which faces serious backlogs in receiving fin ... Read More
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   Initiative to Improve Education for Pacific Children
Source: matangitonga.to
Source Date: Friday, June 24, 2016
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: A three-year initiative, involving education ministries in Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Solomon Islands, to improve education quality by increasing literacy and numeracy levels of students in the Pacific region, was discussed when education leaders from the three countries met in Fiji this week. The initiative involved developing and using tools to inform and identify policy and interventions that ... Read More
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   Tonga: IMF Wants Improved Financial Management
Source: www.radionz.co.nz
Source Date: Friday, June 24, 2016
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: The International Monetary Fund has called on Tonga to improve its debt management, and make broader reforms to increase revenue. In the IMF's latest state of economy report released this week, Tonga was also encouraged to seek soft loans and grant aid to finance the Pacific Games due to be held in the kingdom in 2019.
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   New Zealand: Health Technology Contributes $1.3 Billion to Kiwi Economy
Source: matangitonga.to
Source Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: In its latest state of the economy report, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has called on Tonga to improve its debt management, make broader reforms to increase revenue, and to effectively manage public spending. In the IMF's 2016 Article IV report on the state of the Tongan economy released this week, Tonga was also encouraged to continue to seek concessional and grant financing for the Sout ... Read More
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   Australia: SMEs Pessimistic About Economy but Start-Ups Forecast Revenue Growth - MYOB Survey
Source: www.dynamicbusiness.com.au
Source Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: Despite federal election promises of greater support for SMEs, businesses owners remain pessimistic about the Australian economy, with two in five expecting it to worsen in the coming year, the latest MYOB Business Monitor revealed. The bi-annual national survey of over 1,000 SME operators found that 42% believe the economy will decline over the next 12 months. Further, only 24% of participants ar ... Read More
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   New Zealand Continues to See Growth in Tourism Sector
Source: www.globaltimes.cn
Source Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: New Zealand continues to see extended high season in May, registering steady rise in tourist arrivals with year-end international visitor growth of 10.6 percent compared to the previous 12 months, tourism authorities said here on Wednesday. Holiday arrivals also grew 15.6 percent in the 12 months to May 2016, with all of Tourism New Zealand's prioritized top six markets showing holiday growth of b ... Read More
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   Australia: State Governments Crucial to Our Future as an ‘Innovation Nation' - Internet Australia
Source: www.itwire.com
Source Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: Internet Australia has given a tick of approval to the NSW government for its decision to allocate significant funding to foster innovation, saying state governments are crucial to Australia becoming an "innovation nation". Laurie Patton, the chief of IA, — the body representing Internet users — applauded the move, while noting that “Australia is well placed to become an innovation natio ... Read More
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   Kazakh National Bank: Base Rate Decrease Not Ruled Out
Source: en.trend.az
Source Date: Friday, June 24, 2016
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: The Kazakh National Bank does not exclude the reduction of the base rate, the bank said in a message.
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