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Current Positive Deficit: Stronger Growth Rate

A business breakfast jointly hosted by the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and the ANZ bank, has given a positive view of the country's financial status, while discussing the 2014 economic outlook of the Asia-Pacific Region.

Port Moresby’s business elite, were in attendance to hear the ANZ expert economists, share and discuss their observations regarding Papua New Guinea, and more specifically, the country’s current account deficit.


According to economist Daniel Wilson, Papua New Guinea is going through a current account deficit.


This deficit however, compared to the import/export deficit, is actually better for the country because it is an investment and savings deficit.


The economist praised the PNG government for their plans in investing into the nation’s infrastructure, and estimates that in the next ten years, the growth rate will be stronger due to these investments.


Stating that the potential GDP growth over the medium term, will be likely to rise, triggered by the LNG, Wilson also predicted that the largest improvement will happen at the end of 2014 caused by exports rising significantly.

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