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Urgent assistance need for some industry sectors, says Business Council of Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's tourism, manufacturing, retail and agriculture should be the main targets for further government support, contends Douveri Henao, Executive Director of the Business Council of Papua New Guinea. He also reveals the sectors that had received the biggest boost during the COVID-19 crisis.
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2020 volumes only slightly down, says Swire Shipping

Despite initial concerns about the impact of COVID-19, Swire Shipping's data shows only a marginal reduction in freight volumes. Alistair Skingley, the company's Country Manager for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, tells Business Advantage PNG that the company is upgrading its offerings in the expectation of solid growth in 2021.
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Papua New Guinea’s 2021 National Budget: the most ‘challenging in our lifetime’

The current economic conditions are the most ‘challenging in our lifetime', according to Justin Smirk, Senior Economist at Westpac. He told a Business Advantage PNG briefing that the success of the 2021 National Budget depended on getting Papua New Guinea's non-resources economy firing.
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