Industry sectors

Papua New Guinea’s new finance sector strategy a response to ‘staggering’ growth

Massive growth in participation has forced the Papau New Guinea Government to come up with new strategies for the finance sector and financial inclusion. Business Advantage PNG's David James reviews the strategies and finds a greatly enhanced role for the central bank.
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Frieda River mine expands into Sepik Development Project

The US$8 billion (K26.5 billion) Sepik Development Project at Frieda River will create 'a new economic corridor' in PNG's northwest. Developer PanAust is suggesting it could give employment to about 5000 people during construction and increase Papua New Guinea’s GDP by K90 billion over 40 years.
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Papua New Guinea’s foreign exchange and budget situation improving, says central bank Governor

The Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea, Loi Bakani, says the foreign exchange market is on track to return to normalcy. In an exclusive interview with Business Advantage PNG, he says the PNG LNG project has begun paying taxes for the first time, which is improving the Government’s budgetary position.
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