Economic update: Papua New Guinea’s economy gathers pace

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After years of low growth, the Pacific’s largest economy is looking to benefit from new resources and infrastructure investment—plus a dividend from hosting APEC 2018. Business Advantage PNG’s Andrew Wilkins talks with Papua New Guinea’s business leaders about the year ahead.

APEC hailed by organisers as a success for Papua New Guinea despite tensions

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Papua New Guinea’s hosting of APEC 2018 was a success, say three senior figures involved in its organisation. Ivan Pomaleu, PNG’s APEC Ambassador, suggests that the country achieved all of its goals in spite of the lack of a consensus within the group of 21 nations.

The International media delivers its verdict on APEC 2018

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Now that APEC 2018 is over, how did Papua New Guinea do and how was the event reported to the world? Business Advantage PNG considers the international media’s verdict on PNG’s hosting of APEC 2018.

PM signs Papua New Guinea Electrification Partnership with Australia, US, Japan and US

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The Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has signed the Papua New Guinea Electrification Partnership with Australia, Japan, the United States and New Zealand, whose aim is to provide power to 70 per cent of the country’s population by 2030. Currently, only 13 per cent of PNG’s population has reliable access to electricity.

Prime Minister O’Neill tells APEC CEO Summit maintaining international trade rules critical

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The Prime Minister Peter O’Neill gave an upbeat take on the Papua New Guinea economy when opening the APEC CEO Summit. He pointed to the need for consistent trade rules, strong engagement with civil society and the community, and a focus on the opportunities offered by the digital economy.

The 2018 APEC CEO Summit – as it happened

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Business Advantage PNG’s coverage of 2018 APEC CEO Summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, held from 15 to 17 November.

How the world’s media reported on APEC 2018 in Papua New Guinea

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The eyes of the world’s media are on Papua New Guinea as delegates arrive in Port Moresby for APEC Leaders Week. Here’s a overview of how the country and the event has been covered by the world’s press this week.

Nine Things You Need to Know about 2018 APEC Leaders Week in Papua New Guinea

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The final two events of Papua New Guinea’s APEC-hosting year are fast approaching. The APEC Leaders Meeting and CEO Summit will be the highlights of APEC Leaders Week, to take place from 12 to 18 November and thousands of delegates will be coming to Port Moresby from all over the APEC region. Here’s what to expect. 

Five questions for: Papua New Guinea’s Ambassador to APEC, Ivan Pomaleu

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APEC’s 21 Leaders gather in Port Moresby next week, the culmination of 10 months of officials’ meetings. Papua New Guinea’s APEC Ambassador, Ivan Pomaleu, tells Business Advantage PNG that making APEC useful for the country will require a long-term commitment.

O’Neill to announce preliminary agreements for Papua LNG and Wafi-Golpu to coincide with APEC Leaders Meeting

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The Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has announced that Heads of Agreements will be signed for the Wafi-Golpu mine and Papua LNG project, to coincide with the APEC Leaders Week. In a pep to talk to business last week, he emphasised the benefits of hosting APEC 2018.