Banking and finance

SME credit fund role part of our Papua New Guinea social responsibility, says Kina Bank CEO

Kina Bank is working with the Australian government and other donors to set up a credit fund for small and medium sized business. CEO Greg Pawson has told business leaders in Port Moresby the scheme is part of the bank’s corporate responsibility.
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How Maori landowners access development finance 

Accessing finance to develop land in Papua New Guinea is the biggest stumbling block to creating wealth, jobs and an economic base for future generations. In New Zealand, Maori economic development is forging ahead, with the active support of banks and investors. In the second of a two-part series, Kevin McQuillan examines NZ banks’ lending criteria.
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Papua New Guinea Commerce Minister wants stock exchange opened up to attract more foreign investment

Commerce and Industry Minister, Wera Mori, says the government is focusing on new laws to open up Papua New Guinea's capital markets to attract foreign investment. He also told business in Port Moresby this week that the government alone cannot rebuild the country's economy and has called for a new bond between the state and the business community.
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Moody’s puts a negative rating on Papua New Guinea’s sovereign debt

The ratings agency Moody’s has affirmed Papua New Guinea’s B2 rating, but downgraded it from ‘negative from stable’, citing higher government liquidity risks, increased gross borrowing requirements and limited funding sources. It points to a growing reliance on short-term debt.
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