APEC hailed by organisers as a success for Papua New Guinea despite tensions

Papua New Guinea’s hosting of APEC 2018 was a success, say three senior figures involved in its organisation. Ivan Pomaleu, PNG’s APEC Ambassador, suggests that the country achieved all of its goals in spite of the lack of a consensus within the group of 21 nations.
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Opinion: Papua New Guinea could provide a model for the developing world says Oil Search MD Botten

Peter Botten, Managing Director of Oil Search, says including communities in the development agenda is a way that resource developers can engage with governments and other stakeholders. He explains that what his company has done in PNG can be a model for other developing countries.
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PM signs Papua New Guinea Electrification Partnership with Australia, US, Japan and US

The Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has signed the Papua New Guinea Electrification Partnership with Australia, Japan, the United States and New Zealand, whose aim is to provide power to 70 per cent of the country’s population by 2030. Currently, only 13 per cent of PNG’s population has reliable access to electricity.
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Prime Minister O’Neill tells APEC CEO Summit maintaining international trade rules critical

The Prime Minister Peter O’Neill gave an upbeat take on the Papua New Guinea economy when opening the APEC CEO Summit. He pointed to the need for consistent trade rules, strong engagement with civil society and the community, and a focus on the opportunities offered by the digital economy.
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Hilton Hotel opening in Port Moresby a ‘key story’ for Papua New Guinea says MD

All eyes this week are on Port Moresby in general and the capital's new Hilton Hotel in particular. Business Advantage PNG takes a look at the site that will host the APEC Leaders' Gala Dinner and Cultural Performance.
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Australia announces A$3 billion Pacific Infrastructure Bank package

The Australian Government has announced plans to set up an infrastructure bank as part of a A$3 billion suite of measures aimed at countering China’s influence in the southwest Pacific and lifting its own engagement in the region. Regional analysts say the funds need to go to Micro, Small to Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), as well as SMEs, and for small projects in remote areas.
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