Articles by David James

The challenges of investing in Papua New Guinea agriculture

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Papua New Guinea’s agricultural industries have great potential but operators have to learn to fend for themselves. That was the message at the 35th Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum & Trade Expo in Port Moresby.

Papua New Guinea’s new cabinet brings optimism to business community

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The new cabinet announced by Prime Minister James Marape has many sound choices, according to Paul Barker, Executive Director of the Papua New Guinea Institute of National Affairs. He tells Business Advantage PNG that there is optimism in the business community about the new government. 

Building a success story in Papua New Guinea: Capital Insurance Group

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Regional insurer Capital Insurance Group has been growing rapidly as it develops a strong Pacific footprint. Group Chief Executive Officer Keith Land speaks with Business Advantage PNG about the keys to its success.

LNG price volatility and what it means for Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea must ensure that it is at the front of the ‘queue’ in its LNG projects if it is to adapt to future volatility, according to Dr Fereidun Fesharaki, Founder and Chairman of the oil and gas consulting group Facts Global Energy (FGE). He predicts huge shifts in the oil and gas markets.

Exports booming but a mood of austerity, Bank of Papua New Guinea Quarterly Economic Bulletin suggests

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The Bank of Papua New Guinea has released its Quarterly Economic Bulletin for the December 2018 quarter. David James analyses the report and what it means for business.

Papua New Guinea’s coffee industry should focus on more profitable niches

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The coffee industry in Papua New Guinea is dealing with unusually low prices and poor production levels but there are significant opportunities, especially in commodity and speciality coffees. That was the view of speakers at the 2019 National Coffee Industry Symposium in Port Moresby.

Oil and LNG weaken but coffee and cocoa strengthen: a monthly review of Papua New Guinea’s commodity and financial markets

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LNG has continued its slide and oil prices also weaken but cocoa and coffee prices rise. Business Advantage PNG’s monthly review of Papua New Guinea commodities and financial markets.

How to deal with resource sector volatility in Papua New Guinea

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The World Bank has released a new report, which provides a bullish assessment on economic growth in Papua New Guinea. But it says the country’s dependence on natural resources is not generating sufficient jobs to absorb its growing population.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative’s likely impact on Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea was the first Pacific country to sign up to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, an infrastructure development program across Eurasia. David James considers some of the implications identified by analysts.

Santos to become a stakeholder in the P’nyang natural gas field project

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Santos has acquired a 13.5 per cent interest in the P’nyang natural gas field in the PNG LNG project in Papua New Guinea. Analysts are generally bullish on the move, saying the company now has a strong balance sheet and is set to meet its production targets.