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Articles & Analysis | PNG banks poised to adopt new technologies from The Report: Papua New Guinea 2017

 

The importance of technology in the banking sector has long been recognised in Papua New Guinea. Both the regulators and the institutions understand that advanced systems, networks and devices can help promote growth and stability. Their adoption is also seen as instrumental in improving inclusiveness. Laws and regulations have been written to...

Chapter | Insurance from The Report: Papua New Guinea 2017

Insurance in Papua New Guinea remains a sector that offers significant opportunity. With a low penetration rate – estimated at under 2% – and the overall economy set for rapid growth as a result of ExxonMobil’s liquefied natural gas project, demand is projected to increase over time. Other trends and events also suggest good prospects. A new acting insurance commissioner has been appointed and...

Chapter | Capital Markets from The Report: Papua New Guinea 2017

After a flurry of activity in 2015, including dual-listing initial public offerings, a key stock returning to the exchange after suspension and the writing of a series of major reforms, Papua New Guinea’s capital markets are rebounding. The benchmark stock index started to climb again in 2016 and continued to do so through early 2017, following years of decline since hitting record highs in...

Chapter | Banking from The Report: Papua New Guinea 2017

Papua New Guinea’s banking sector is sound, stable and profitable. Despite slow economic growth in the country in recent years, institutions have managed their exposures well and entered the current weak patch in a strong position. They are generating good results and investing in future growth. Regulation is solid and improving, with the central bank updating key laws and bringing the sector...

After a number of challenging years, PNG is starting to hit its equilibrium point again. It has largely passed through the period of difficult adjustments, and now some balance has returned. A number of long-planned projects are progressing and new areas of opportunity are being explored.

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