Category: Article

Meet Women in Micro Business Who Inspire Us

Meet Women in Micro Business Who Inspire Us By Natasha Eddie Article No. : 01/2018 Last year I was part of a team from the Central Bank of Solomon Islands who went to few parts of Solomon Islands to assess women in micro businesses. I had a chance to talk with women who are dedicating their lives to invest in micro business activities. In developing countries like Papua New Guinea, Fiji and Solomon Islands, micro-small and medium businesses are an engine for economic growth- and startups can be a real step up for women and their families. Small businesses employ half of the worlds workers, and in families where the mother runs a business, children are much more likely to get an education and have much better health and employment outcomes. The full article was published on Solomon Business Magazine, the original can be downloaded below....

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Saving Clubs Empowered

Saving Clubs Empowered By Natasha Eddie Article No. : 12/2017 The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) in partnership with the Pacific Financial Inclusion Program (PFIP) has successfully hosted a major workshop for saving groups practitioners around the Solomon Islands....

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CBSI taking on Bechedemer Export

CBSI taking on Bechedemer Export By Natasha Eddie Article No. : 11/2017 A few months ago, the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) lifted it’s banned over the exportation of Bechedemer (Sea Cucumber). Soon it became a regular headline in the papers and a controversial topic in many public forums as groups and individuals continued to exploit the resource.  Eventually it reached a point where the regulation of this commodity was inevitable and needed to be monitored....

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CBSI conducts awareness on new policy for Bechedemer export

CBSI conduct awareness on new policy for Bechdemer export By Natasha Eddie Article No. : 10/2017 The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has successfully conducted its first training workshop on the policy change for Bechedemer (Sea Cucumber) exports on Friday 27 at the CBSI training room. This follows the announcement released on 25 October by CBSI along with the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, confirming Bechedemer (BDM) [Sea Cucumbers] exports to be assessed and exported under SPECIFC AUTHORITY....

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Key Statistics

Inflation
(May, 2019) 1.0%
GDP (2016)
Actual (source: SINSO)
Real GDP
SBD$ 4,603m
Nominal GDP
SBD$ 8,606m
Real GDP Growth3.4%
Foreign Reserves
(September 11, 2019)SBD $5,004m
Interest Rates
(June, 2019)
Deposit Rate0.35%
Lending Rate10.72%
Money Supply
(September 11, 2019)SBD $5,040m

Exchange Rates

per
SBD
Today
20/09/2019
Last Week
13/09/2019
USD0.12120.1212
GBP0.09670.0983
EUR
0.10980.1099
AUD0.17840.1764
NZD
0.19230.1889
JPY13.138713.0548
SDR0.08840.0890
CNY0.8602 0.8592
Index112.3111.8

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