Australasia & South Pacific

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Latest Australasia & South Pacific Analysis

Economic Analysis - Recovering Mining Sector Positive For Growth - AUG 2017

The gradual recovery in aluminium and gold prices will be supportive of Fiji's mining industry, while the development of a new port aimed at improving the export of iron sand will be positive for the infrastructure sector and help to grow the island's mining industry. We therefore maintain our view for real GDP growth in Fiji to pick up to 3.5% in 2017 from an estimated 2.5% in 2016.

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Political Risk Analysis - Politicking To Intensify In Lead Up To 2018 Elections - JULY 2017

Various political parties have started jostling for position ahead of Fiji's parliamentary elections in 2018 and we expect the politicking to intensify as the elections draw near. Despite the defection of a high profile minister, we believe that the ruling Fiji First party retains the support of the majority of the population and maintain our short-term political risk score of 51.5. However...

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