Articles by Andrew Wilkins

About Andrew Wilkins

Andrew Wilkins is Publishing Director at Business Advantage International. He has over 25 years' international publishing and communications experience, including over a decade on Papua New Guinea.

PNG’s date with destiny

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27 November is looming large as a key date for Papua New Guinea, with the date nominated for concluding negotiations between the State and developers over the ExxonMobil-led P’nyang gas project.

Better market intelligence on Papua New Guinea

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In a country like PNG, where even the National Population and Housing Census (due again next year) is problematic, market data and intelligence is hard to come by. 

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The importance of effective government

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So, the Papua LNG project has been given the all-clear by Minister for Petroleum, Kerenga Kua. The debate about who ‘buckled’ and who kept their nerve will take place, no doubt, but the end of the government’s review into the gas agreement signed in April is to be welcomed.

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The new government’s policies under discussion

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The World Bank’s latest economic update on Papua New Guinea makes for interesting reading. We can expect growth this year in PNG, but how much will depend on a lot of factors, not all of which are within PNG’s control.

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Marape government starts to show its colours

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Papua New Guinea’s new government, led by a Prime Minister who likes meetings to start on time, is starting to reveal its agenda.

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What can business expect from a Marape-led government?

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Papua New Guinea has a new Prime Minister, James Marape, and also, if not an entirely new government, at least a government representing a generational change in PNG’s body politic (Marape is 48).

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Economic update: Papua New Guinea’s economy gathers pace

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After years of low growth, the Pacific’s largest economy is looking to benefit from new resources and infrastructure investment—plus a dividend from hosting APEC 2018. Business Advantage PNG’s Andrew Wilkins talks with Papua New Guinea’s business leaders about the year ahead.

Protected: Boardroom briefing: renewable energy, SMEs and globalisation, website security threats

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United Kingdom confirms post-Brexit trading arrangements with Papua New Guinea

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In a move that will reassure Papua New Guinea exporters to the United Kingdom, the UK government has confirmed it will maintain the European Union’s current trading arrangements with PNG after ‘Brexit’. Meanwhile, Prime Minister O’Neill has flagged ‘huge incentives’ for investments in agriculture and tourism, Business Advantage PNG reports from London.

Economic update: major projects will be crucial for Papua New Guinea’s economy

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The fate of some major projects will be critical for the future of the Papua New Guinea economy over the next decade. In the second of a two-part series, Andrew Wilkins discusses the implications.