2021 PNG 100 CEO Survey: a snapshot of the effects of COVID-19 in Papua New Guinea [analysis]

The annual Business Advantage/Westpac PNG 100 CEO Survey has captured the depth of the COVID-19 crisis and the sense of uncertainty that exists among businesses in Papua New Guinea. Westpac’s Senior Economist Justin Smirk takes a closer look.
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‘A hint of optimism’: Business Council says Papua New Guinea’s businesses are settling into new normal

There are signs of optimism in the Papua New Guinea business community, according to a survey of market conditions by the Business Council of Papua New Guinea. It suggests that, while the pandemic has exacted a severe financial toll, businesses have now ‘settled’ and are navigating the challenges of the new environment.
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‘There could not be a better time’ for Papua New Guinea’s new foreign investment laws

Now is the time to focus on restarting foreign investment in Papua New Guinea, says Clarence Hoot, Managing Director of the country’s Investment Promotion Authority. He tells Business Advantage PNG the IPA’s priorities for the year ahead, which include getting new foreign investment laws through Parliament.
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