Economy/Investment

Unrest poses threat to investment in Papua New Guinea says report

An increase in the number of protests, blockades, and inter-clan rivalry in Papua New Guinea poses 'downside risks' to Papua New Guinea's economic growth recovery, according to a report by BMI Research, a subsidiary of the Fitch Ratings Agency. It warns it could lead to delays or cancellations of investment projects.
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Palm oil jumps but gas eases: a monthly review of Papua New Guinea’s commodities and financial markets

The big mover this month was palm oil, which was up 20.5 per cent for the month according to Kina Securities. Oil prices have continued to hold up but LNG prices have eased. Business Advantage PNG’s monthly overview of commodity and financial markets.
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Government being ‘prudent’ but investment in non-resources sector critical, says Asian Development Bank

The Papua New Guinea government is being ‘prudent’ in its approach to the Budget, according to the Asian Development Bank’s PNG Country Director Marcelo Minc and Country Economist Yurendra Basnett. They tell Business Advantage International that investment in non-resource sectors is required for the economy to progress. ‘We can see that the Government is being prudent […]
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Agility keeps NASFUND ahead in tougher investment climate says CEO Ian Tarutia

Superannuation company Nasfund continues to deliver positive returns to its members, Chief Executive Ian Tarutia tells Business Advantage PNG. But weak economic conditions in Papua New Guinea, foreign exchange restrictions and rising unemployment mean the organisation has to be agile.
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Signs of real recovery as big money shows interest in large resource projects

Sovereign wealth funds, private equity and ‘mega-families’ are showing a growing interest in investing in large resource projects, according to Graham Smith, Global Leader Mining M&A at KPMG Corporate Finance in Australia. The PNG Mining and Petroleum Investment conference was told that investment, debt and equity markets are showing signs of improvement.
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Copper down but palm oil up: a monthly review of commodities and financial markets

Copper and cocoa prices have eased sharply over the last month, while palm oil prices have surged. Gas and oil prices are largely unchanged and precious metals prices have eased. Business Advantage PNG’s monthly overview of commodity and financial markets.
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