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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 | 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. 

Economic Update | Papua New Guinea economy shifts down a gear

16 Sep 2015
PNG econ

Falling commodity prices and a slowing economy will cut into Papua New Guinea’s national revenue this year, although with growth levels forecast at 10% or more, the impact of any downturn may be softer than expected.

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.