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    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 flies high

17 Aug 2015
PNG aviation

The aviation sector in Papua New Guinea is set for a major shake up, with government plans to privatise a stake in the national flag carrier later this year. 

Economic Update | Papua New Guinea playing a long game

31 Jul 2015
PNG sport

Having just hosted the 15th annual Pacific Games, which ended this month, Papua New Guinea is hoping to build on that success to set itself up as a regional venue for international sporting and political events.

Economic Update | China looks to mine Papua New Guinea assets

30 Jun 2015
PNG mining

Chinese miners are looking to increase their presence in Papua New Guinea’s minerals industry, with two recent acquisitions giving companies from the mainland a firm hold on assets in the extractive sector. 

Economic Update | Papua New Guinea to ramp up SME growth

18 May 2015

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are to receive new incentives in Papua New Guinea, as the government aims for a 10-fold increase in the number of such businesses, from 50,000 to 500,000, and a five-fold increase in the segment’s contribution to GDP, from 10% to 50%. 

Economic Update | Papua New Guinea eyes cocoa expansion

6 Apr 2015
PNG cocoa

A drive to strengthen the cocoa industry in Papua New Guinea is helping local growers draw a line under a difficult few years as rising international demand looks set to aid recovery.

Economic Update | Papua New Guinea boosts power supply

18 Mar 2015
PNG electricity

Public and private sector efforts are under way to increase Port Moresby’s electricity supply ahead of the Pacific Games in July, as the Papua New Guinea government tries to allay fears that the major sporting event could be disrupted by blackouts.