Solomon Islands’ economy set for steady growth

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The economy of the Solomon Islands is small, but continues to grow steadily. New nickel exports, new hydropower and greater internet connectivity look set to drive future growth, reports David James.

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Australia’s Pacific Step Up puts Pacific countries in delicate bargaining position

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During a visit to the Solomon Islands last month, Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, announced a 10-year AUD$250 million (K582 million) package for infrastructure. Kevin McQuillan explores Australia’s Pacific ‘Step Up’ policy. 

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Five questions for Jay Bartlett, Chairman of the Solomon Islands’ Chamber of Commerce

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Neighbouring Solomon Islands has strong business ties with Papua New Guinea. Jay Bartlett, Chairman of the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry, tells Business Advantage PNG that the country has some positive prospects, especially with its new undersea telecommunications cable.

Seven questions for Derek Aihari, Director of InvestSolomons

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The Solomon Islands economy has experienced steady growth over the last two years. Derek Aihari, Director of InvestSolomons tells Business Advantage PNG that the country is looking to develop its already close links to Papua New Guinea.

People moves: Nambawan Super, WorleyParsons, Solomon Islands government

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Chief Investment Officer leaves Nambawan Super, a new board member for WorleyParsons, Solomon Islands Prime Minister voted out 

‘Good, steady growth’ in Solomon Islands, says Bank South Pacific country manager

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Bank South Pacific purchased the National Bank of the Solomon Islands 10 years ago this year. David Anderson, BSP’s country manager in the Solomon Islands, shares a 2017 overview of the country’s economy with Business Advantage PNG.

In brief: Government to discuss future of Bougainville shares and other business stories

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National Executive Council to discuss future of Bougainville shares, gold production at Lihir up and Bougainville government launches a new tourism initiative. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Petroleum Minister says Bougainville President should ‘carefully consider’ offer of free equity in BCL, and other business stories

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John Momis told to ‘carefully consider’ equity offer from Rio Tinto, ExxonMobil declines to confirm or deny InterOil bid, and Supreme Court orders parliamentary vote on no confidence motion. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Ok Tedi mine reopens and other Papua New Guinea business stories

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Ok Tedi mine reopens after drought causes suspension, Kumul Petroleum renegotiates UBS loan for Oil Search shares and Steamships announces 11% profit increase. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Papua New Guinea preparing to refinance Oil Search share loan, and other business stories

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Banks vie to renew government’s loan for shares in Oil Search, structural faults in Phase One of new Lae port, OK Tedi to resume operations next month. Your weekly roundup of the latest business news.