In brief: Prime Minister James Marape visits Lae and other business stories

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Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape makes his first provincial visit, the Attorney General Davis Steven moves to establish an Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) and companies that don’t comply with the Independent Consumer and Competition Commission (Amendment) Act could face automatic penalties. Your weekly digest of business news. Last week, Prime Minister James […]

Low-cost solar power kits are lighting up rural Papua New Guinea  

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Sola PayGo is a solar power company offering a pay-as-you-go system that is tackling the low levels of electrification in remote parts of Papua New Guinea. Adeshola Ore talks with Chief Executive Sundar Ramamurthy.

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In Brief: Kumul Petroleum and MRL Capital sign a Memorandum of Understanding and other business stories

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Kumul Petroleum Holdings and MRL Capital sign Lihir energy MOU, the CEO of Bank South Pacific sees ‘positive signs’ in Papua New Guinea’s economy and CPL’s new warehouse rises from the ashes. Your weekly digest of business news.

In Brief: Papua New Guinea’s growth to rebound in 2019 and other business stories

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ANZ releases a positive economic outlook for PNG, James Marape resigns as Finance Minister and the Boluminski Highway in New Ireland province is open. Your weekly digest of business news.

In Brief: signing of the Papua LNG project agreement deferred and other business stories

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The signing of the Papua LNG project deferred, PNG LNG signs Singapore deal, and Minister flags new Mining Act. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Foreign exchange becoming more available, says BSP’s CEO Robin Fleming

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Robin Fleming, Chief Executive of Bank South Pacific – Papua New Guinea’s biggest bank – says foreign exchange availability is improving. In this exclusive interview with Business Advantage PNG, he also discusses BSP’s approach to risk, and its new digital offerings.

In brief: PNG Power’s APEC commitment, and other business stories

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Oil Search’s strong result, PNG Power promises, and a loan agreement for Crater Gold Mining. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Sovereign bond an ‘important milestone’ for Papua New Guinea that should affect interest rates, says BSP’s Fleming

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The US$500 million sovereign bond raising will improve foreign exchange cash flows, according to Robin Fleming, Chief Executive of Bank South Pacific. He tells Business Advantage PNG that it represents an ‘important milestone’ for Papua New Guinea’s financial system.

Sovereign bond issue will ‘test’ Papua New Guinea’s market access, says Standard & Poor’s

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The Papua New Guinea government has begun spruiking its sovereign bond issue with a series of meetings with investors in Singapore, Hong Kong, London and the US, led by Treasurer Charles Abel. However, while Standard and Poor’s has given the issue a ‘B’ stable rating, others say the government may have to offer a premium to attract investors.

LNG prices have continued to decline and cocoa also falls sharply: a monthly review of Papua New Guinea’s commodity and financial markets.

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LNG prices have shown continued weakness and the cocoa price has also dropped. Business Advantage PNG’s monthly review of Papua New Guinea commodities and financial markets.