Around the world: Pacific investment boost/Fiji trade mission/Qantas-Emirates/US apology


World 02IFC Vice President on Papua New Guinea

Radio Australia interviews Karin Finkleston, Vice President, International Finance Corporation, about the IFC’s plan to quadruple its investments in the Pacific over the next three years. Rural electrification in PNG will be a key focus of the additional funding.

Fiji trade mission to PNG

The Fiji Times reports that a State visit to PNG by the country’s Prime Minister scheduled for April 17-18 will be accompanied by a trade mission organised by the Fiji–PNG Business Council.

Qantas-Emirates tie-up approved

The strategic alliance between Qantas and Emirates that we reported on in February received final regulatory approval last week.

Sleepless in Seattle

The Australian Financial Review reports that the US Ambassador to Australia has apologised for a 2011 incident in which an Australian academic spent six days under arrest in the US after ‘a bungled fingerprint check at Seattle airport matched him to a Canadian bullion thief.’

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