News Releases

24 January 2019
New SOE Policy Will Secure Solomon Islands' Legacy as Pacific's Leading Investment Manager — ADB

HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS (24 January 2019) — Solomon Islands’ new, commercially oriented state-owned enterprise (SOE) policy will help ensure the government’s public investments remain efficient and profitable, says the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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19 February 2018
Solomon Islands First Melanesian Country to Publish Public Enterprise Performance Results Online

HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS (19 February 2018) — In a first for Melanesia, financial results and other key information from Solomon Islands’ $230 million state-owned enterprise (SOE) portfolio can now be viewed online.

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10 July 2017
ADB, South Pacific Stock Exchange Partner to Empower Professional Women

SUVA, FIJI (10 July 2017) — A training program to help more Fijian women reach leadership and board positions in South Pacific Stock Exchange-listed (SPSE) companies was launched in Suva today.

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13 March 2017
ADB Business Reform Initiative Marks Decade of Support to Pacific

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (13 March 2017) — A long-running program to improve the business environment in the Pacific has succeeded in removing numerous barriers to private sector investment and entrepreneurship, according to an Asian Development Bank (ADB) report released today.

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27 February 2017
Online Registry Makes Lending Against Movable Property Easier in Samoa

APIA, SAMOA (27 February 2017) — Lending institutions in Samoa will be able to provide credit to more businesses following the launch of an online registry that makes it easier to accept movable property — such as machinery, accounts receivable, or inventory — as collateral.

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2 November 2016
ADB Urges Reform to Ensure Adequate, Sustainable Pensions in Aging Pacific

SUVA, FIJI – Aging populations and revenue shortfalls from low levels of formal employment are straining public pension systems in Pacific countries, an Asian Development Bank (ADB)-supported workshop heard today.

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