Monthly Economic Snapshot – Solomon Islands

September 23rd, 2020

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has released its Economic Bulletin (MEB) for the month of August, 2020.  View or download a copy here…/2020/09/MEB-August-2020.pdf GOVERNMENT UPDATE   Update on the economy – Key monthly economic indicators continue to show subdued performance indicating the continuing nature of the COVID-19 shock. The Solomon Islands activity […]

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September 14th, 2020

OK Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) has unveiled an updated strategic business plan that includes an extension of Ok Tedi’s mine life from 2026 to 2029. OTML chairman, Sir Moi Avei KBE, said the mine life extension is the culmination of a number of years detailed strategic planning work and will see the company generate an […]

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Papua New Guinea-Australia Comprehensive Strategic and Economic Partnership – Media Statement 5 August 2020

August 7th, 2020

The Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, released a media statement on 5 August outlining the newly signed Comprehensive Strategic and Economic Partnership (CSEP) between Papua New Guinea and Australia.  Through this partnership our two countries will commit to elevate their relationship, accelerate a strategic and economic cooperation and build on the close connections between the […]

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Tradelinked Business Networking Event Cairns Tuesday 28 July 20

July 9th, 2020

The first Tradelinked Cairns-PNG-Pacific Business Networking Event post COVID is scheduled for Tuesday 28 July 5.30pm. Venue – Patio Bar, The Chambers, Cnr Spence & Lake Streets, Cairns (Entry via lane-way in Lake Street).   If you wish to attend please RSVP to

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AUSTRADE Survey of Australian Business in the Pacific – Impacts of COVID-19

June 12th, 2020

Austrade is currently undertaking a survey of Australian business in the Pacific. The purpose of the survey is to gain an understanding of the impacts of COVID-19 on Australian businesses and how Austrade may be able to assist moving forward.  Tradelinked encourages you to complete this survey to help in determining future export assistance strategies. […]

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Video Conference: Managing Fiscal Challenges in Contemporary Papua New Guinea, Wednesday 27 May, 2020, 12.00 Noon

May 22nd, 2020

On 19 May 2020 through the Centre for Global Development Professor Chand published a paper entitled “Managing Fiscal Challenges in Contemporary Papua New Guinea” co-authored by Junaid Sadiq Masood and Vijaya Ramachandran. Professor Chand has agreed to do an online presentation on the issues raised in the paper for APNGBC members and other guests at noon […]

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Cairns Regional Council releases COVID-19 Economic Impact Report

May 14th, 2020

The Cairns Regional Council commissioned an independent report on the economic impacts COVID-19 is anticipated to have on the Cairns economy. The report can be downloaded from Councils website – The website also contains information on the 10 key initiatives for consideration by Government (Federal, State and Local) in response to the unfolding economic […]

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Fiber Optic Future of Communication in PNG

May 11th, 2020

Fibre optic is the future in communication especially in knowledge, information management and dissemination.  This was the message by PNG DataCo CEO Paul Komboi duirng a small ceremony to mark the landing of the Kumul Submarine Fiber Optic arrival in East New Britain at the Ralum beachfront.    To read the full article visit

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PNG Prime Minister Confirms Five New Cases of COVID-19 in PNG

April 17th, 2020

Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has confirmed that there are now five new cases of coronavirus in Papua New Guinea.   This brings to a total of seven persons who have now contracted the coronavirus or COVID-19.   Briefly the seven persons who have contracted the disease are all well.  This includes the, first imported case, a […]

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Rescheduled PNG Business & Industry Events 2020

April 8th, 2020

There have been a number of business and industry events that are rescheduled for later in the year or 2021.   To ensure you have the correct dates visit our ‘Upcoming Events’ page at All Tradelinked business networking events have been cancelled until the end of June 2020, this will be re-assessed at a later […]

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