Business

Opportunity for leaders to discuss business transformations

A PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS Global meeting was held in Nadi yesterday for PwC leaders from the Asia Pacific region. PwC Asia Pacific assistance leader Humphrey Choi said the PwC Global Meeting was an opportunity for leaders to...

10th December

Stock market cap reaches $4b

THE South Pacific Stock Exchange (SPX) market capitalisation has reached $4 billion. This was according to SPX chairperson Dr Nur Bano Ali, as she said they were expecting to list more companies next year resulting in the market cap to continue increasing. “It’s because of the level of trading determining that because the number of...

Women entrepreneurs benefit from accelerator program

ACCESS to credit, access to collateral and access to the market are a few key issues rural indigenous women face in terms of starting or operating their businesses. According to the Women Entrepreneurs and Business Council chairperson Eseta Nadakuitavuki the Fiji Bloom Business Accelerator Programme was a beneficial initiative to address a few of these...

‘On the losing end’

WOMEN entrepreneurs lose out on a lot when they fail to move their business from the informal to the formal sector. According to the president of the Financial Management Counsellors Association of Fiji, Lagi Fisher these aspects include having to forfeit their children’s education, lose out on their livelihoods, sustainably and fail to come out...

9th December

Market vendors grateful for assistance

Vijay Kumaran, 49, and Murgessan, 54, of Raviravi, Ba now have their own improved roadside stalls. The vendors received the assistance from government. The pair have been selling fruits and vegetables along the roadside in a makeshift shelter for more than two decades. According to Mr Kumaran the stalls had enough space for them to...

6th December

Seruiratu highlights importance of inclusivity

FIJI is represented at the 12th edition of the annual Bali Democracy Forum in Bali, Indonesia, by Minister for Foreign Affairs, National Security and Defence Inia Seruiratu. And speaking at a panel discussion on ‘Developing Inclusive Policies, market, services and spaces’, Mr Seruiratu highlighted the importance of the need to be inclusive in all aspects...

Work hard and utilise knowledge and skills, Nasau youths advised

GRADUATES at the Nasau Youth Training Centre in Nasau were told yesterday to realise their dreams by working hard and being determined. Officiating at the graduation ceremony for 46 youths, Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports Alipate Nagata told the youths that their dreams would only materialise through hard work and sheer determination. “As you...

Fiji Fashion Week launches new identity

FIJI Fashion Week today launched its rebranded logo and members of the public should expect greater things for the show to come next-year. FJFW managing director Ellen Whippy-Knight said the fashion industry touched everyone whether they realised it or not. “Fashion is engrained into our daily lives under many levels, and for many of us...

5th December

Privacy concerns pushing people to change online behaviour, poll shows

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Privacy concerns are pushing people to change their behaviour online, according to an international poll published on Wednesday that found one in three avoid specific search terms or web pages to elude tracking. More than seven in 10 respondents to a survey of almost 10,000 people in nine countries said...

Jiuta: FCCC to meet FBOA soon

THE Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission will hold a meeting with the Fiji Bus Operators Association (FBOA) soon to discuss the bus fare review application. FCCC acting chief executive officer Senikavika Jiuta said the process was in its early stages. “We will be conducting a meeting with the bus operators soon and we are in...

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