Retail rollercoaster

The retail industry in Papua New Guinea is a fickle business, experiencing a wave of ups and downs that is driven by the state of the economy. Marisa Howden investigates what the future holds for a sector largely responsive to commodity prices and exchange rates.

WHILE the retail industry in most developed nations is stagnant due to issues such as online shopping, Papua New Guinea's retail sector is coming off three years of record high growth.

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