Foreign Exchange

Impact of improved foreign currency supply: OBG

However, the Oxford Business Group says it may be some time before the imbalance is fully rectified.

On March 31 Loi Bakani, governor of the Bank of PNG, issued the reserve’s latest monetary policy statement, with one of the performance highlights showing a strong improvement in the economy’s foreign currency position.

Foreign exchange shortage ‘worsening’

The UPNG and Australian National University academics reported that the Government’s response to PNG’s urgent economic crisis was to focus on fiscal correction and now, tariff protection, which is not sufficient.

According to the 2018 PNG economic survey, a limitation to fiscal correction is that it fails to provide any stimulus to exporters and is inadequate to tackle the primary problem facing the PNG economy, namely, the shortage of foreign exchange.

​APEC meetings to bring in forex: Authority

Director-General of the APEC PNG 2018 coordination authority, Sir Charles Lepani, said this during the recent Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Summit in Sydney, Australia.

Sir Charles said the lead up activities should see income streams flowing into the country and will benefit not only established companies but small businesses and the informal sector.

According to Business Advantage PNG, Sir Charles shared an overview of some of the benefits for both major businesses and smaller establishments.

Shortage in foreign currencies delay dividend payments

Steamships Trading Company Limited in a statement to Port Moresby Stock Exchange notified that the interim dividend payment of 2016 will not be effected on Sept 30, 2016 for non-PNG shareholders due to the mentioned reasons.

Currently due to Bank of Papua New Guinea exchange controls there is a large back log of currency purchase orders

However, it is anticipated that payment will be effected by Oct 10, 2016 on current conversion availability.

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Govt may not achieve LNG targets: Bakani warns

​The Government’s price forecast of US$60 (K170) per barrel for oil and US$12 (K34) per million metric British thermal units (mmbtu) for LNG may not be achieved, Central Bank Governor Loi Bakani has warned.


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