Ariff Ali: The importance of central bank research for Fiji and the need for collaboration

Keynote address by Mr Ariff Ali, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji, at the South Pacific Central Banking Research Conference, Suva, 12 December 2018.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

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20 December 2018


It is indeed an honor for me to give the keynote address in this Inaugural South Pacific Central Banking Research Conference, co-hosted by Griffith University and the central banks of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji.

In fact, I am delighted that we central bankers in the Pacific have taken this bold step to strengthen our research capacity, which is evident by the high-level attendance today, of representative central banks from the region. Our being here also demonstrates our sincere appreciation of the commitment of Griffith University and the Australian Government to assist in the research capacity of our Pacific central banks.