Opinion: Papua New Guinea adjusting its tariff strategy in APEC year

Papua New Guinea is raising tariffs at the same time it is hosting APEC, according to Rohan Fox, Stephen Howes and Maholopa Laveil. The ANU researchers say this is at odds with the APEC agenda.

Analysis: Graduates get jobs in formal sector despite tough economic conditions

In a slow economy getting jobs in the formal sector can prove difficult. But Rohan Fox, a Researcher at the Australian National University’s Crawford Policy Centre, says his research suggests that graduates of the University of Papua New Guinea do find employment.

Analysis: What the PNG 100 CEO Survey reveals about business in Papua New Guinea

Stephen Howes, Director of the Australian National University’s Development Policy Centre, has analysed the results of Business Advantage International’s long-standing annual PNG 1OO CEO Survey. He has drawn some insightful conclusions.

Opinion: Demand for microfinance comparatively low in Papua New Guinea

The PNG microfinance industry has the lowest loans-to-deposit ratio in the Pacific, according to Dek Joe Sum at the Australian National University’s Development Policy Centre. He argues the government needs to develop a more comprehensive policy to address the lack of lending.

Opinion: Why the Pacific is expensive

Stephen Howes, Professor of Economics at ANU’s Crawford School of Public Policy, explains why it is that Pacific economies, unlike other developing economies, are so expensive.

Stronger copper price a boost for Ok Tedi but further rises needed for rest of the sector

The copper price has increased by about a quarter in 2017, although it is still below its 2013 highs. Stephen Howes, Director of the Development Policy Centre at ANU tells Business Advantage PNG that the  boost in the copper price is important for Papua New Guinea, in particular, Ok Tedi.

Kina overvalued and one option is to have dual exchange rate, says economist

The kina is more than 20 per cent overvalued, according to Marcel Schroder, a lecturer in economics at the Development Policy Centre in the Australian National University (ANU), speaking to a joint University of Papua New Guinea/ANU event in Port Moresby. One option is to introduce a dual exchange rate for a limited time.

Opinion: Papua New Guinea through the lens of Australian newsprint media

Australian National University researcher Anthony Swan explores how Australians’ perceptions of Papua New Guinea are influenced by the Australian media.

In brief: InterOil sale may raise competition issues and other business stories

Competition Commission concerned about possible monopoly in gas sector, O’Neill to issue statement on government shareholding in BCL and ANZ Bank CEO says there may be a need for a Supplementary Budget. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: LNG overtakes gold as top export and other Papua New Guinea news

LNG overtakes gold as PNG’s top export, number of female executive appointments in PNG public service low and Bank of South Pacific reports profit rise. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.