Papua New Guinea’s state of emergency extended by two weeks

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Parliament has voted to extend Papua New Guinea’s state of emergency by two weeks while it debates how the country will look when the restrictions are eventually eased.

COVID-19 arrives in Papua New Guinea: what now?

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With the first case of COVID-19 in PNG announced at the weekend, there are warnings there could be essential-item shortages and changed working conditions, but business has been preparing for its arrival.

How Papua New Guinea’s informal and local economy can get through the COVID-19 crisis

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The economic fallout from the coronavirus (COVID-19) is creating havoc across world markets and economies. According to the ratings agency Fitch, Papua New Guinea’s formal economy will be affected, but the story could be different for its informal and local economy.

Has trade protection assisted Papua New Guinea’s manufacturers? [opinion]

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University of Papua New Guinea’s Maholopa Laveil looks at the real impact of the government’s tariff policies on local manufacturers.

Boardroom briefing: the growth of ‘wellness tourism’, oil sector virus threat and plastic bag woes

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Papua New Guinea tourism could benefit from new ‘wellness’ trend, OPEC worries over coronavirus effect and plastic bag woes. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

Papua New Guinea’s manufacturers face tough year [opinion]

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Chey Scovell, CEO of the Manufacturers Council of Papua New Guinea, argues that the country needs to control its costs and kickstart spending if manufacturing is to grow.

Industry in the dark on Papua New Guinea’s single-use plastic ban

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The CEO of the Manufacturers Council of Papua New Guinea, Chey Scovell, says the impending 31 January deadline on the use of plastic bags is causing confusion for local business.

 Manufacturing in Papua New Guinea: a sector profile

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A profile of the manufacturing sector in Papua New Guinea, including an overview, key players, the Manufacturers Council and incentives.

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Papua New Guinea’s manufacturing sector on the rebound

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Things are looking up for Papua New Guinea’s manufacturing sector and moves are afoot to develop strategies to foster local companies. David James profiles the sector.

Subsidy changes transforming the fish processing industry in Papua New Guinea

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As part of its effort to diversify the economy, the Government has shifted to subsidising fish processing in Papua New Guinea, rather than subsidising the catching of fish. It is one of the changes occurring in the industry. Three manufacturers talk about the changes and challenges PNG’s fish processing industry is facing.