In brief: Papua New Guinea ‘will shortly be sending Exxon’ its final position for P’nyang and other business stories

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Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister, James Marape, talks about the delays in resources projects, Air Niugini through its subsidiary Link PNG could purchase up to 60 per cent of shares in PNG Air and K113,000,000 from the COVID-19 stimulus package will be used to improve food security and strengthen agriculture production.

In brief: Oil Search still keen on P’nyang gas project and other business stories

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S&P Global Rating lowers Papua New Guinea’s sovereign credit rating, Zijing Mining sends letter to Prime Minister Marape and PNG DataCo lands the Kumul Submarine Cable in Kavieng. The business news you need to kickstart your week.

How changes to Western financial aid strategies will affect Papua New Guinea

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The creation of a one-stop shop US development bank will see a doubling of available infrastructure funding for Asia-Pacific projects, and is expected to boost the PNG Electrification Partnership. It comes as the US, Australia and Japan have unveiled the Blue Dot Network, an initiative designed to compete with China’s Belt and Road Initiative in the Pacific region. 

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.

Analysis: Electricity, partners and politics in Papua New Guinea

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A big plan to connect 70 per cent of Papua New Guinea to power by 2030 grabbed headlines. Delivering is the true challenge, explains Shane McLeod, research associate working with the Lowy Institute’s Australia-PNG Network.