Articles by Andrew Wilkins

About Andrew Wilkins

Andrew Wilkins is Publishing Director of Business Advantage International. He has over 28 years' international publishing and communications experience, including 15 years on Papua New Guinea. He is a convenor of the annual Papua New Guinea Investment Conference.

The ‘Four Horsemen’ of PNG’s economy

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PNG’s Pandemic Controller David Manning’s decision to remove the requirement for international visitors to quarantine on arrival is a significant development if it lasts, making it easier for international business people and skilled workers to come to PNG.

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Five reasons you should attend the 2021 Papua New Guinea Investment Conference online

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The three-day 2021 Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference starts live-streaming at 9am on Tuesday 7 September. Andrew Wilkins, Publishing Director and conference host, Business Advantage International, outlines the reasons why this is the year to attend.

Global issues and local benefits

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Like it or not, geo- and climate politics look set to have an even stronger influence on PNG’s business and investment agenda.

Oil Search and Digicel bids: is Papua New Guinea entering mergers and acquisitions season?

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Australian telecommunications giant Telstra has been in negotiations to buy Digicel, Papua New Guinea’s largest telco. Meanwhile, gas company Santos has been pursuing PNG’s largest company, Oil Search. Why is PNG seeing such mergers and acquisitions activity, and are more likely?

Searching for the green shoots

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For the time being, PNG’s economy appears to be managing its way through the COVID-19 crisis. According the Treasurer Ian Ling-Stuckey in the Final Budget Outcome for 2020, released in the past week, the ‘economic impact of the health crisis remained within our initial estimates.’

Taking Papua New Guinea to the world

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A couple of weeks ago, Business Advantage International hosted a small, high-level gathering of PNG-focused business leaders in Sydney, Australia.

Forum hears of challenging business conditions in Papua New Guinea

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The Australia–Papua New Guinea Business Council is holding its 36th business forum and trade expo this week in Brisbane. Business Advantage PNG reports from the event, which is both a physical and online event this year.

Economic update: Beyond COVID-19 in Papua New Guinea

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2021 promises to be a year like no other in Papua New Guinea, as business leaders look beyond the COVID-19 crisis to an economy preparing for a major transition. They share their expectations with Andrew Wilkins.

Never let a good crisis go to waste

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The positive news that the Marape government and Barrick Gold have reach a ‘binding framework agreement’ for the reopening of the Porgera gold mine is being welcomed with relief by almost all concerned. 

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Shifting through the low gears

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Given the delicate state of Papua New Guinea’s economy, as indicated by recent World Bank and Asian Development Bank forecasts, the news last month that the final legislative hurdle for the Papua LNG project had been delivered is welcome.

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