Year: 2017

Debt – Growth Nexus the Case for Solomon Islands

External borrowing or debt is a common practice in developing and least developed countries around the world for various reasons. If local borrowing is limited, these countries depend on sourcing external funds to subsidize their deficit budgets or cushion revenue shortfalls and to fund major infrastructure or development projects.The full article can be downloaded below.

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Press Release- Solomon Islands Government Commits to Digitization of 80% of Payments by 2020

Press Release – Solomon Islands Government Commits to Digitization of 80% of Payments by 2020 Honiara, Solomon Islands – The Solomon Islands Government has today announced its commitment to become a member of the Better Than Cash Alliance (BTCA) and use electronic payment channels for both payments and receipts in a way that improves lives and expands responsible digital financial services....

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Press Release – New Financial Inclusion Specialist in Honiara

Press Release – New Financial Inclusion Specialist in Honiara (Honiara 1 May 2017) The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) formally received the appointment of a new financial inclusion specialist under the United Nations Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) in Honiara, on Monday, May 1, 2017....

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Key Statistics

Inflation
(February, 2018) 3.6%
GDP (2016)
Actual (source: SINSO)
Real GDP
SBD$ 4,603m
Nominal GDP
SBD$ 8,606m
Real GDP Growth3.4%
Foreign Reserves
(March 28, 2018)SBD $5,072m
Interest Rates
February, 2018)
Deposit Rate0.39%
Lending Rate10.79%
Money Supply
(March 28, 2018)SBD $4,991m

Exchange Rates

per
SBD
Today
26/04/2018
Last Week
19/04/2018
USD0.12700.1281
GBP0.09100.0899
EUR
0.10420.1035
AUD0.16760.1647
NZD
0.17920.1748
JPY13.865913.7323
SDR0.08790.0879
CNY0.80120.8052
Index107.0105.7

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