APEC Discussion Series

Economic Integration

What’s in it for Papua New Guinea?

Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Charles Abel MP and Sudhir Shetty, Chief Economist for the East Asia and Pacific Region at the World Bank, formed a two-person panel moderated by David Toua, CEO of the Steamships Trading Company and APEC Business Advisory Council Chair.

The discussion examined indicators of economic growth in the Pacific Region and measures Papua New Guinea is undertaking to broaden the economic base.

The event was opened by Hon. Senator Zed Seselja, Australia’s Assistant Minister for Treasury and Finance.

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Title20180911-APEC-DS-Finance-18 CaptionPanel Discussions (left to right) Moderator David Toua, Chair of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and Hon Charles Abel, PNG Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer and; Sudhir Shetty, Chief Economist, East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank.

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Title20180911-APEC-DS-Finance-21 CaptionPanel Discussion: Moderator David Toua, Chair of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and Hon Charles Abel, PNG Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer.

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