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Young Bitcoin entrepreneur brings Silicon Valley to Papua New Guinea

A young Papua New Guinean entrepreneur is bringing Silicon Valley to PNG to help boost financial inclusion in the country. Day One Investments' Shane Ninai tells Business Advantage PNG of his plans to encourage the use of the virtual currency, Bitcoin.
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Lack of import controls harming Papua New Guinea’s fishing industry says Fishing Industry Association’s Celso

Papua New Guinea’s fishing industry faces fierce competition from Thailand and the Philippines, says Pete Celso, Managing Director of R D Tuna Canneries in Lae. He believes a lack of control over imports is harming the local industry.
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Papua New Guinea economy showing positive signs says James Lau, MD of RH Group

James Lau, Managing Director of Rimbunan Hijau Group tells Business Advantage PNG that he sees positive developments with hotels, agriculture, gold and the country’s preparations for the 2018 APEC meeting. But he says continuing weakness in commodity prices will limit Papua New Guinea’s growth in the short to medium-term.
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‘Unshackled’ Bougainville Copper reveals strategy for re-opening Panguna mine on Bougainville

If the giant Panguna copper mine on Bougainville is ever to re-open, many complex problems must be solved, including the status of the former miner, Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL). In this exclusive interview with Business Advantage PNG, BCL Chairman Rob Burns outlines its strategy to return to mining.
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How rural women can become Papua New Guinea’s agribusiness entrepreneurs

Women in rural Papua New Guinea are keen to engage in agribusiness but many have traditionally struggled to take leadership roles. That is beginning to change, Curtin University researcher Dr Gina Koczberski tells Business Advantage PNG.
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Oil Search’s assets ‘highly profitable’ despite weak prices says MD

Peter Botten, Managing Director of Oil Search tells Business Advantage PNG that the company’s Papua New Guinea assets are ‘highly profitable’ despite the low prices. He says the company is focusing on developing a five year plan for ensuring sustainability, managing exploration and working with the community.
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