The increase in number of protests, blockades, and inter-clan rivalry in PNG poses downside risks to its economic growth recovery. Although the country boasts lucrative investment opportunities in the LNG sector, we highlight that the heightened political risks are starting to deter investors, possibly leading to more delays and cancellations of planned investment projects.
Papua New Guinea is likely to see periodic clashes between sections of society and security forces in the lead up to the election scheduled for mid-2017. Despite his growing unpopularity, we believe that the incumbent prime minister still has a moderate chance of winning that poll.
French Polynesia will not achieve independence over the foreseeable future. The archipelago continues to confront multiple economic challenges, and will require continued financial support from mainland France. On the flipside, France will not want to relinquish control over French Polynesia as the territory will be increasingly important to its interests in the Pacific region over the coming...
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