Entrepreneurs: Duffy’s Travers Chue on coffee and fashion

At age 29, Travers Chue is an enthusiastic backer of Papua New Guinea’s fledgling café society. But as Rod Myer reports, his family’s entrepreneurial flair is also seeing the business expand.

Is LNG a safe bet for Papua New Guinea?

Papua New Guinea will be heavily reliant on its liquefied natural gas exports for many years to come. Rod Myer considers how PNG’s aspirations may be affected by global trends. Papua New Guinea is beginning to reap the rewards of its nascent LNG industry but the potential for LNG in PNG is far greater than […]

PNG’s manufacturers: adding value, adding skills

Despite being overshadowed by the natural resources sector, manufacturing adds tremendous value to the Papua New Guinea economy, as Rod Myer discovers. With PNG experiencing economic growth of above five per cent in recent years and manufacturing employing up to 25% of the nation’s formal workforce, the country’s factories are perhaps the unsung heroes of […]

Mining update: Papua New Guinea defies world trends

Minerals sector enjoys its winnings while industrialised world struggles with debt crises. Papua New Guinea’s minerals sector has been sitting in a sweet spot in the past year, with prices for major commodities rising while much of the industrialised world is in a debt-induced funk. The gold price has risen from lows of $US1320 an […]