• Economic News Updates

    Economic News Updates

    For each market we cover, OBG produces regular economic research available on our website, by email subscription and via RSS feed. Free to access, our Economic Updates are targeted at those looking for regular comment on key sector developments.

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Economic Update | Papua New Guinea pushes for SME growth

14 Apr 2016
PNG SME

The government of Papua New Guinea has rolled out a new plan to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by improving access to finance and training.

Economic Update | Papua New Guinea’s economy faces liquidity crunch

16 Mar 2016
PNG econ

Papua New Guinea will be looking for non-resource growth to steer the economy forward in 2016, as the government steps up efforts to return the budget to a surplus by 2020.

Economic Update | El Niño takes its toll on Papua New Guinea’s agricultural output

13 Feb 2016
PNG agriculture

Efforts to promote agricultural self-sufficiency in Papua New Guinea saw a setback in 2015, with droughts and supply chain disruptions impeding sector growth. 

Economic Update | Papua New Guinea Year in Review 2015

11 Jan 2016
PNG YER

Falling energy and mineral prices ramped up pressure on Papua New Guinea’s economy in 2015, prompting a reduction in state spending that is expected to continue into the new year as the government looks to return the budget to a surplus. 

Economic Update | Niche targets for Papua New Guinea’s tourism industry

17 Nov 2015
PNG tourism

A rise in historical battlefield tourism across a variety of international destinations has shone a spotlight on a key niche market with potential for Papua New Guinea, as the country begins preparations for a series of events commemorating the 75th anniversary of strategic battles fought during the Second World War.

Economic Update | Papua New Guinea pursues value-added tuna processing

20 Oct 2015
PNG tuna

A regulatory overhaul is paving the way for Papua New Guinea to focus on developing the processing side of its fisheries industry, supporting the country’s plans to become a major downstream player in the global tuna market.