Industry sectors

ADB’s Papua New Guinea head reveals more details of the Highlands Highway upgrade

The Asian Development Bank will start redeveloping the entire Highlands Highway simultaneously rather than doing it in sections, according to David Hill, Country Director for the ADB. He outlined the ADB's focus on improving both physical and digital connectivity in Papua New Guinea.
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How Supreme Industries has expanded in Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby-based retailer/wholesaler Supreme Group found itself needing products and services it couldn't source in Papua New Guinea, so it decided to create them. Group Managing Director Sanjay Shah,  tells Business Advantage PNG that the group has grown quickly and is anticipating more diversification.
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Sovereign bond issue will ‘test’ Papua New Guinea’s market access, says Standard & Poor’s

The Papua New Guinea government has begun spruiking its sovereign bond issue with a series of meetings with investors in Singapore, Hong Kong, London and the US, led by Treasurer Charles Abel. However, while Standard and Poor’s has given the issue a ‘B’ stable rating, others say the government may have to offer a premium to attract investors.
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‘Encouraging’ gas find likely to boost Papua New Guinea LNG expansion as China locks in long-term contract

Analysis of test results from a potentially new LNG find at the Barikewa-3 well in the Papua New Guinea Forelands is underway but it’s too early to say how that gas will be commercialised, according to well operator, Oil Search. Meanwhile, the signing of a long-term contract for gas from PNG with China confirms demand for gas from China will continue well into the 2020s.
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Six per cent of GDP required to maintain Papua New Guinea’s infrastructure

Papua New Guinea requires about 6 per cent of its GDP to maintain its infrastructure assets, according to Craig Lawrence, Principal at Lytton Advisory. He told the Business Advantage Investment Conference in Brisbane that the ‘build and neglect’ approach is twice as expensive as ongoing maintenance.
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Diving resort on Papua New Guinea’s Loloata Island set for early opening in 2019

A completely redeveloped Loloata Island Resort, just out of Port Moresby, is scheduled to open in February or March of 2019, according to Lew Nielsen, Director of the resort. The signature tourism project is a joint venture of Lamana Development and NASFUND.
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LNG prices have surged but oil prices move sideways: a monthly review of Papua New Guinea’s commodity and financial markets

LNG prices have jumped sharply and the cocoa price has been volatile. Business Advantage PNG’s monthly review of Papua New Guinea commodity and financial markets.
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Super fund executives outline their investment strategies

How do Papua New Guinea’s two largest super funds, Nambawan Super and NASFUND, make investment decisions on behalf of their members? Two senior executives provide their investment guidelines, which have led both funds to perform well in difficult economic conditions.
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