Region

Five questions about the Solomon Islands to the IFC’s Vsevolod Payevskiy

The Solomon Islands' economy has a rich resource base but faces many obstacles, according to Vsevolod (Seva) Payevskiy, Country Resident Representative for the International Finance Corporation. He tells Business Advantage PNG the best options for growth are agriculture, fisheries, mining and tourism.
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Singapore emerging as a regional option for Papua New Guinea companies

Businesses in Papua New Guinea seeking to establish a presence in the Asian region are increasingly looking at Singapore as a stepping-stone to expand their market reach or increase their shareholder base. There is also growing interest from Singapore-based businesses looking at the PNG market.
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Five questions for Michael McMillan, Townsville Enterprise policy director

Michael McMillan, Director of Policy and Investment for the Townsville Enterprise, explains to Business Advantage PNG that, with Air Niugini now conducting direct flights from Townsville to Port Moresby, there is greater reciprocal interest between the two cities. He says a delegation of Townsville business people went in May to Papua New Guinea’s capital city to look at the business possibilities.
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The Solomon Islands are ripe for growth, says the chair of its chamber of commerce and industry

The Solomon Islands' economy grew by three and a half times between 2003 and 2016. In the first of a two part series, Business Advantage PNG looks at the challenges and opportunities facing the emerging nation.
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How the Pacific’s three biggest banks approach the region: CEOs explain

The Pacific’s three biggest banks: Bank South Pacific, ANZ and Westpac have distinct approaches to the Pacific region. Their top executives outline their strategies to Business Advantage PNG. Bank South Pacific, Papua New Guinea’s biggest domestic bank, is looking to expand into the region. Chief Executive Robin Fleming says one market that is performing well is […]
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Investment Conference to focus on infrastructure, regions and innovation in Papua New Guinea

The provisional program for the 2017 Papua New Guinea Investment Conference has been released, highlighting business opportunities across PNG’s economy. The conference will be organised by the publisher of www.businessadvantagepng.com, and will be held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney, Australia, on 7 and 8 September.
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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.
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