A revitalised dairy industry aims for cheaper products on Papua New Guinea’s supermarket shelves by October

The first of 500 cows arrive in Papua New Guinea from New Zealand this week, (25 May) as a commercial-scale dairy industry gets closer to production in Central Province. And the CEO of Innovative Agriculture Industries, Ilan Weiss, says milk products will be on local supermarket shelves by October.

Papua New Guinea’s banks face high economic risks, reflecting debt and resource reliance, says ratings agency, S&P Global

The economic risks faced by the three main commercial banks in Papua New Guinea are very high, says ratings agency S&P Global Ratings. But Associate Director Andrew Mayes tells Business Advantage PNG, credit risk is ‘well-managed’.

Papua New Guinea interest rates likely to remain stable and inflation to fall, say research groups

Interest rates are likely to remain at 6.26 per cent for the rest of 2017, and inflationary pressures are expected to moderate, according to the latest economic analysis by Singapore-based BMI Research, a unit of Fitch Group.

Releasing more land key to increasing Papua New Guinea home ownership

Demand for housing in Papua New Guinea is strong but there is a shortage of supply, according to the latest survey by Hausples, a Port Moresby-based real estate technology company.

Five questions for: Edwini Kessie, Pacer Plus Chief Trade Adviser

The long-awaited Pacer-Plus Pacific trade agreement is expected to be signed in early June, after the 14 Pacific countries concluded their talks in Brisbane last week. But Papua New Guinea and Fiji have said they will not participate. Business Advantage PNG asked World Trade Organisation negotiator, Edwini Kessie, what PNG is missing out on.

Higher commodity prices the key to improving Papua New Guinea credit ratings, says Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings

High debt and deficit levels are why the ratings agency S&P has kept its Papua New Guinea country rating at B+/B, with a negative outlook. S&P Director, Craig Michaels, tells Business Advantage PNG higher commodity prices are the key to lifting the rating.

Papua New Guinea using multiple energy sources to meet growing need

Papua New Guinea is taking a multi-pronged approach to its energy provision. Business Advantage PNG takes a look at the nation’s approach to meeting its power needs.

Papua New Guinea businesses to provide core APEC services, says APEC CEO

Local Papua New Guinea businesses are expected to provide core services to ensure the success of the 2018 APEC summit in Port Moresby, says APEC Papua New Guinea Co-Ordination Authority CEO, Christopher Hawkins.

Merger of Telikom PNG, PNG DataCo and bmobile may lead to lower costs, say analysts

IT analysts and industry insiders tell Business Advantage PNG that the Papua New Guinea Government’s decision to merge bmobile and PNG DataCo under a Telikom PNG renamed Kumul Telikom is likely to increase competition and innovation. But the move will not be without challenges.

Total close to decision on cooperation with PNG LNG plant, says MD Blanchard

The operator of the second Papua New Guinea LNG project says overcoming technical and environmental issues will determine if Total joins the existing PNG LNG trains. Managing Director, Philippe Blanchard, says a decision will be made within the next 5-6 months.