Economy

Chinese cruise liners floated

Thursday October 24, 2019

The Cooks and other islands have agreed to open their doors to more Chinese tourists.

Chinese lending welcomed, but business owners should beware of any strings attached. 

Pacific Resort Aitutaki has been named one of the Top 20 in Australia and the South Pacific, in the annual Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards.

Buy local, the Super Fund told

Saturday October 12, 2019

The Cook Islands Superannuation Fund should invest in local companies, according to a report from the Asian Development Bank.

Tax cuts on horizon after $55m surplus

Wednesday October 09, 2019

Finance minister promises income tax review – but also answers call for spending on health, education and infrastructure.

Warning: Save money for rainy day

Thursday October 10, 2019

The Chamber of Commerce is warning businesses to start planning and preparing for a recession, that economists say could bite next year.

Business leaders say next year’s income tax review must be independent. 

Tourists say ‘fantastic’ Cook Islands tourism experience tempered only by budget airline’s failures.

The purse seining deal with the European Union is likely to continue for another four years as revenue from fishing licences increases.

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