Interviews

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Six questions for Paul Komboi, Managing Director at PNG DataCo

Undersea fibreoptic cables are set to revolutionise internet connectivity in Papua New Guinea and the responsibility for that infrastructure locally falls to PNG DataCo. Managing Director Paul Komboi updates Business Advantage PNG on the Kumul Submarine Cable Network, and outlines the state-owned telco's long-term strategy.
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Six questions for Asian Development Bank Vice President Diwakar Gupta

The Asian Development Bank is one of the largest international investors in Papua New Guinea, mainly in infrastructure. One of its six Vice-Presidents, Diwakar Gupta—who is responsible for Private Sector and Cofinancing Operations—tells Business Advantage PNG the bank also has funds to invest in PNG's private sector—under certain conditions.
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Steamships managing director looks to growth opportunities

One of Papua New Guinea’s oldest and largest companies is focusing on expanding its hotel and property interests, according to Managing Director, Michael Scantlebury. He tells Business Advantage PNG an uplift in PNG's economic outlook is providing fresh investment impetus.
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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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