Why Papua New Guinea may never benefit from China’s Belt and Road

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Papua New Guinea signed up to China’s Belt and Road initiative in 2018 but this is unlikely to result in significant investment, according to Dinny McMahon, author of China’s Great Wall of Debt.

Not fast enough: why China’s push into Papua New Guinea has been ineffective [opinion]

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China’s push into PNG has been surprisingly slow and ineffective. Why has Beijing found the going so tough? Ian Kemish, Former Australian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, explains.

In brief: new guidelines for Kumul Petroleum Holdings and other business news

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Kumul Petroleum Holding Limited has been asked to cease exploration, drilling and greenfield investments, the World Bank has released an economic update signalling economic slowdown in Asian and Pacific economies, and K92 Mining has released its Q3 results above budget. Your weekly digest of business news.

In brief: Marape pledges support for MSMEs in Papua New Guinea and other business stories

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Prime Minister Marape pledges to stimulate the growth of the MSME sector, K2 billion budget shortfall, and Eda Ranu regains control the Mt Eriama sewage and water treatment plant. Your weekly digest of business news.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative’s likely impact on Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea was the first Pacific country to sign up to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, an infrastructure development program across Eurasia. David James considers some of the implications identified by analysts.