Interviews

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.
Read More

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.
Read More

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.
Read More
advertisment

New majority owner of Port Moresby Stock Exchange outlines its plans

The Port Moresby Stock Exchange has new majority owners. So, who's behind Pacific Capital Markets Development and what are their plans for Papua New Guinea's bourse? In this exclusive interview, one of the Principals of Pacific Capital, Frank Dunphy, reveals all to Business Advantage PNG.
Read More

Papua New Guinea PM O’Neill looks for lasting policy legacy from APEC

In the second half of his exclusive conversation with Business Advantage PNG's Andrew Wilkins, the Prime Minister Peter O'Neill says the policies developed at the APEC Leaders meeting will have a lasting impact on the country. He says APEC marks a unique opportunity to market PNG as an investment destination.
Read More

Papua New Guinea PM Peter O’Neill says deals on resources projects will be fair to all stakeholders

In an interview with Business Advantage PNG's Andrew Wilkins, the Prime Minister Peter O'Neill says he is looking for deals in LNG and mining projects that will benefit all parties. In the first of a two part series, O'Neill says his government is investing to diversify the economy.
Read More

Moving from aid to trade: successful mentoring and investment projects in Vanuatu and Samoa expanding into Papua New Guinea

After the successful launches of sustainable small businesses in Vanuatu and Samoa, a donor-funded private sector initiative is preparing to expand into Papua New Guinea.  Anna Moegerlein from Melbourne’s The Difference Incubator explains the initiative to Business Advantage PNG.
Read More