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What synergies are expected to arise from the recent agreement between the IPA and the National Superannuation Fund (nasfund)?


Where are there opportunities to optimise the management, performance and corporate governance of state-owned enterprises (SOEs)?

Interviews & Viewpoints | Ian Ling-Stuckey, Treasurer: Interview from The Report: Papua New Guinea 2020


With the country’s economy following a boom-bust cycle, what policies could be used to hedge against a downturn, especially amid the Covid-19 pandemic?


The outbreak of Covid-19 in the first half of 2020 took an economic toll on countries around the world, with each experiencing the effects slightly differently. In Papua New Guinea the pandemic placed the country’s foreign exchange (forex) reserves under renewed pressure; PNG’s forex flows are primarily linked to commodity markets, many of...


Papua New Guinea has an abundance of wealth in hydrocarbons and minerals that provides it with a solid foundation for economic growth, but also leaves the Pacific island nation vulnerable to the volatility of global commodity markets. As such, the government, led by Prime Minister James Marape, is following a long-term economic development...


For the past two decades Chinese consumer demand, production and investment have acted as major growth drivers for the global economy. The country’s presence is now acutely felt across emerging markets from South-east Asia to the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa to Latin America. Outbound flows of foreign direct investment (FDI) and...

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