Kevin McQuillan is a regain contributor to Business Advantage PNG, with over 30 years' experience covering PNG and the Pacific.

About Kevin McQuillan

Kevin McQuillan is a regain contributor to Business Advantage PNG, with over 30 years' experience covering PNG and the Pacific.

Bank South Pacific’s CEO gives his predictions for 2020

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In this exclusive interview, Bank South Pacific’s Chief Executive Officer, Robin Fleming, speaks with Business Advantage PNG about the real impact of Papua LNG and P’nyang, how power cuts are affecting mobile banking and the prospects for business in 2020.

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A new future for Paradise Spices

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Paradise Spices is back in the hands of GTM Distributors General Manager Max Puritau, who is planning more products, staff and investment. He outlines the plans to Business Advantage PNG.

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How changes to Western financial aid strategies will affect Papua New Guinea

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The creation of a one-stop shop US development bank will see a doubling of available infrastructure funding for Asia-Pacific projects, and is expected to boost the PNG Electrification Partnership. It comes as the US, Australia and Japan have unveiled the Blue Dot Network, an initiative designed to compete with China’s Belt and Road Initiative in the Pacific region. 

Cola kings, a Papua New Guinean company with plenty of fizz

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Papua New Guinea’s Pacific Industries has created the wildly popular homegrown soft drink GoGo Cola. Now, the company has won the rights to manufacture Pepsi products in PNG and is also set to expand into China. Kevin McQuillan reports.

Nine things businesses need to know about Bougainville’s referendum

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The writ has been issued and postal voting has commenced ahead of the long-awaited referendum on independence for the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. Here are nine things you should know about the referendum.

Papua New Guinea government to review fisheries policies

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Papua New Guinea’s government is to review existing fishing policies to boost downstream processing and expand the market.

Fiji and Papua New Guinea should strengthen economic ties, says ANZ economist

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Papua New Guinea could be on the cusp of a sustained period of strong economic growth, and Fiji should be seeking closer economic ties, says Kishti Sen, International Economist for the ANZ Banking Group, in an exclusive interview with Business Advantage PNG.

Papua New Guinea’s growth depends on Papua LNG going ahead, says S&P

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In an exclusive interview with Business Advantage PNG, ratings analyst Rebecca Hrvatin, says PNG’s fiscal imbalances will improve—provided the Papua LNG project continues as planned.

Frozen fries the start of an ambitious import substitution plan for Papua New Guinea

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A brand-new factory in the Highlands has begun processing locally grown potatoes. This is part of an ambitious import substitution plan that could provide thousands of jobs, cut the price of frozen foods and save valuable foreign currency.

Spectacular growth in Papua New Guinea’s K600 million solar energy market

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Sixty per cent of households in Papua New Guinea are now using solar energy, compared with just two per cent seven years ago, according to a recent International Finance Corporation report. What’s driving this extraordinary growth? asks Kevin McQuillan.