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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Nine Things You Need to Know about 2018 APEC Leaders Week in Papua New Guinea

The final two events of Papua New Guinea’s APEC-hosting year are fast approaching. The APEC Leaders Meeting and CEO Summit will be the highlights of APEC Leaders Week, to take place from 12 to 18 November and thousands of delegates will be coming to Port Moresby from all over the APEC region. Here's what to expect. 
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Identifying digital opportunities Papua New Guinea’s focus during APEC, says Executive Director

The Executive Director of APEC, Alan Bollard tells Business Advantage PNG that finding digital solutions that suit Papua New Guinea has been a focus of APEC discussions. Trust and integrity will be key factors in implementation.
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O’Neill to announce preliminary agreements for Papua LNG and Wafi-Golpu to coincide with APEC Leaders Meeting

The Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has announced that Heads of Agreements will be signed for the Wafi-Golpu mine and Papua LNG project, to coincide with the APEC Leaders Week. In a pep to talk to business last week, he emphasised the benefits of hosting APEC 2018.
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Boosting digital economy key to developing Papua New Guinea’s MSMEs, entrepreneurs tell APEC forum

The development of micro and small and medium sized businesses (MSMEs) in Papua New Guinea requires innovation, cheaper internet access, embracing a digital economy and creating hubs for sharing ideas, entrepreneurs told an APEC discussion forum in Lae. They say without these elements the government’s goal of creating 500,000 SMEs by 2030 will not happen.
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Five questions to Sir Charles Lepani, Director General of APEC 2018

In a little over three weeks, Papua New Guinea will host the annual APEC Economic Leaders Meeting, when 21 world leaders and 10,000 delegates including 2,000 media organisations arrive in Port Moresby. The Director-General of the APEC 2018 Coordinating Authority, Sir Charles Lepani, tells Business Advantage PNG he is confident of a lasting legacy.
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ABAC identifies Papua New Guinea’s fisheries as outstanding growth area

Papua New Guinea has significant opportunities for employment and foreign exchange from its fisheries, but only if it can develop the necessary policies and infrastructure. That was the conclusion from meetings of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC).
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