Features

Selling Papua New Guinea as a business and investment destination

September's Papua New Guinea Investment Conference in Sydney is designed to promote Papua New Guinea as a key business destination in our region. … [read on ...]

What signs of recovery are business leaders in Papua New Guinea looking for? (Part Two)

What do business leaders look for as signs of recovery in Papua New Guinea's economy? In the second of a two-part series, Business Advantage PNG gets … [read on ...]

What signs of recovery are experienced business leaders looking for in Papua New Guinea? (Part One)

What do you look for to determine if Papua New Guinea's economy is recovering or not? In the first of a two-part series, Business Advantage PNG asks … [read on ...]

Solomon Islands looks to tourism for growth

The Solomon Islands has great potential as a tourism and business destination. In the second part of the two-part series on the country, Business … [read on ...]

The Solomon Islands are ripe for growth, says the chair of its chamber of commerce and industry

The Solomon Islands' economy grew by three and a half times between 2003 and 2016. In the first of a two-part series, Business Advantage PNG talks to … [read on ...]

Latest news

Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017 for Papua New Guinea

Four new Knights are among 80 Papua New Guineans recognised in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours Awards.

Ten-year project to repair and maintain Papua New Guinea’s critical Highlands Highway to start by year’s end, says Wereh

Work on the ‘most critical’ 90-kilometre section of the Highlands Highway will begin later this year, under an ambitious 10-year repair and maintenance program, funded by the Asian Development Bank. Works Secretary David Wereh tells Business Advantage PNG, he is already looking to use the funding model to ‘fix’ 16 High Priority roads in other parts of the country.

In brief: Tolukuma to go into full production and other business news

Gold mine to go into full production, royalties scrutiny and better access to basic infrastructure. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

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Mining & petroleum

Highlands Pacific shifts strategy to focus on controlling projects in Papua New Guinea

Highlands Pacific is expanding its focus from large projects and exploration, to controlling interests in smaller projects offering near term returns. Highlands Pacific Managing Director, Craig Lennon, tells Business Advantage PNG it is a response to market changes.

Commodities stable but LNG weak: a monthly review of Papua New Guinea’s commodities and financial markets

Commodity prices were reasonably stable over the month and precious metals strengthened. But the weakness in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) prices continued. Business Advantage PNG’s monthly review of Papua New Guinea commodity and financial markets.

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Economy/investment

Selling Papua New Guinea as a business and investment destination

September’s Papua New Guinea Investment Conference in Sydney is designed to promote Papua New Guinea as a key business destination in our region. Business Advantage International’s Andrew Wilkins reveals some of the planning that is going into the program.

What signs of recovery are business leaders in Papua New Guinea looking for? (Part Two)

What do business leaders look for as signs of recovery in Papua New Guinea’s economy? In the second of a two-part series, Business Advantage PNG gets views from senior executives in finance, manufacturing and agribusiness.

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Opinion and analysis

Selling Papua New Guinea as a business and investment destination

September’s Papua New Guinea Investment Conference in Sydney is designed to promote Papua New Guinea as a key business destination in our region. Business Advantage International’s Andrew Wilkins reveals some of the planning that is going into the program.

Opinion: Ending the ‘brain drain’ in Papua New Guinea agriculture

Steve Woodhouse, Regional Manager NGI at Farmset and host of EMTV’s Farming PNG program, tells Business Advantage PNG that Papua New Guinea’s farmers are innovative and quick to learn. In the second of a two-part interview, he says it is essential to encourage more ‘movers and shakers’ to get involved in agriculture.

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Interviews

Five questions to economist Rohan Fox on Papua New Guinea’s exchange rates and APEC 2018

Papua New Guinea needs greater flexibility in the exchange rate, Rohan Fox, Lecturer and Research Fellow at the University of Papua New Guinea’s Division of Economics, explains to Business Advantage PNG. He believes APEC will be a boost to the economy but not enough to spark a general recovery.

Opinion: More investment and reforms needed in Papua New Guinea agriculture

Papua New Guinea’s agricultural sector is the backbone of the economy and a substantial contributor to national income, Steve Woodhouse, host of EMTV’s ‘Farming PNG’ program, tells Business Advantage PNG. He calls for changes to the regulatory bodies.

Infrastructure

Ten-year project to repair and maintain Papua New Guinea’s critical Highlands Highway to start by year’s end, says Wereh

Work on the ‘most critical’ 90-kilometre section of the Highlands Highway will begin later this year, under an ambitious 10-year repair and maintenance program, funded by the Asian Development Bank. Works Secretary David Wereh tells Business Advantage PNG, he is already looking to use the funding model to ‘fix’ 16 High Priority roads in other parts of the country.

Papua New Guinea using multiple energy sources to meet growing need

Papua New Guinea is taking a multi-pronged approach to its energy provision. Business Advantage PNG takes a look at the nation’s approach to meeting its power needs.

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Company profiles

CPL eyes expansion, but is waiting on Papua New Guinea’s economic recovery

Papua New Guinea’s largest retailer is still only servicing about 30 per cent of Papua New Guineans, according to Chairman of CPL Group, Mahesh Patel. While it has product and store expansion plans, Patel says CPL is waiting on a general economic recovery before moving forward.

Rhodes’ regional approach to servicing Papua New Guinea

Rhodes is a pre-fabricated buildings company focused on the Papua New Guinea market that has support operations in Australia, the Philippines and China. Managing Director Emanuel Papas outlines the strategy to Business Advantage PNG.

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Latest News

Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017 for Papua New Guinea

Four new Knights are among 80 Papua New Guineans recognised in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours Awards.

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Features

Selling Papua New Guinea as a business and investment destination

September’s Papua New Guinea Investment Conference in Sydney is designed to promote Papua New Guinea as a key business destination in our region. Business Advantage International’s Andrew Wilkins reveals some of the planning that is going into the program.

Turning security guards into role models in Papua New Guinea

A new initiative aimed at improving standards across Papua New Guinea’s security industry is being welcomed as a significant step forward. [Read more ...]

Opinion

Selling Papua New Guinea as a business and investment destination

September’s Papua New Guinea Investment Conference in Sydney is designed to promote Papua New Guinea as a key business destination in our region. Business Advantage International’s Andrew Wilkins reveals some of the planning that is going into the program.

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