Articles by David James

One country, two economies: Papua New Guinea’s economic paradox

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Is Papua New Guinea better understood as two economies rather than one? Two economists examine the complexity of the country’s position.

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The future of the mining industry

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The global capital markets are concentrating on quality mining assets preferably close to production, according to a panel of experts at the International Mining and Resources Conference in Melbourne. They said that ‘frontier’ countries should be looking widely for capital, particularly in Asia. David James reports.

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Brian Kelly on how to develop a world-class business in Papua New Guinea

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Creating a world-class business in Papua New Guinea requires tenacity and creativity to overcome obstacles, according to Brian Kelly, founder and former CEO of security company Black Swan International. He describes how he developed his strategies as the business grew.

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Oil, LNG and metals prices have all been strong: a monthly review of Papua New Guinea’s commodity and financial markets

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Oil and gas have performed strongly, and there is also an upward trend in metals prices. Business Advantage PNG’s monthly review of Papua New Guinea commodity and financial markets.

Newcrest Mining still waiting to resume discussions over ‘premier’ Wafi-Golpu project, says senior executive

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Newcrest Mining Ltd is still waiting to resume discussions with the Papua New Guinea government to grant a Special Mining Lease to start developing the Wafi-Golpu gold-copper project. The enforced delay has given the company license to focus on its other projects, reports David James.

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Papua New Guinea’s economy remains broadly positive despite slow economic growth forecast for 2020

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Economists have cut forecasts for Papua New Guinea’s 2020 GDP growth but there is a consensus that the slowing will only prove to be temporary. David James explores three new views of PNG’s economy in 2020 and beyond.

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What the future holds for Papua New Guinea’s stock market

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What is the future of Papua New Guinea’s stock market? PNGX Chairman David Lawrence believes there is an opportunity to expand the country’s capital markets, while changes to the regulator are also expected. David James explores.

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Prime Minister Marape flags more support for small business and less for future resources projects

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Prime Minister James Marape has outlined a two-pronged economic strategy to boost Papua New Guinea’s economy. He has also commented on the government’s attempts to manage the country’s rising debt, reports David James.

Supplementary budget imposes greater austerity on Papua New Guinea’s economy

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The Papua New Guinea government has brought down a supplementary Budget to address what it described as a ‘record budget deficit.’ The Minister for Treasury, Ian Ling-Stuckey, claimed it is necessary to get the Budget within sound fiscal limits.

HR strategies for Papua New Guinea

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David James reports how Papua New Guinean businesses are taking local cultural considerations into account in the management of their staff.