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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Papua New Guinea currently generate 0.8% of exports and account for 6% of GDP. However, policymakers see substantial opportunities in providing these smaller companies with enhanced institutional and financial support. Indeed, the government estimates that SMEs have the potential to generate more...

 

How can the banking system minimise vulnerability to shocks related to Covid-19?

 

What is the optimum balance between Papua New Guinea and overseas investments for superannuation funds in 2020-21?

 

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought substantial macroeconomic challenges throughout the world, leaving no country unaffected. Although Papua New Guinea has benefitted from its geographical isolation in terms of public health, its economic recovery will be highly dependent on international commodity prices, from where it receives the majority of...

Chapter | Insurance from The Report: Papua New Guinea 2020

Papua New Guinea’s insurance market is closely indexed to the country’s economy, which prior to the Covid-19 outbreak in early 2020 had been projected to grow at an average of 3% per year through to 2022. However, the pandemic effectively shuttered PNG for several months, and reduced global demand for the commodities that drive its export earnings. The insurance market therefore faces an...

Chapter | Banking from The Report: Papua New Guinea 2020

Prior to the outbreak of Covid-19, Papua New Guinea’s banking sector was healthy. Liquidity increased substantially over recent decades, with the liquid asset ratio of commercial banks growing from 40% in 2003 to 49.6% in 2017. However, the pandemic has brought substantial macroeconomic challenges throughout the world, leaving no country unaffected. Although PNG has benefitted from its...

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