In brief: Employment Act review underway, and other business stories

Employment and IR laws under review, Police Commissioner appeals for end to blockade of Highlands Highway, and new Agriculture Minister promises to pursue K20m for coffee borer repair. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

People moves: Ok Tedi Mining, Digicel, Media Council

Three women appointed to senior roles at Ok Tedi Mining,  a new CEO at Digicel, a new executive at the Media Council Ok Tedi Mining has appointed three women to managerial roles. Hillary Turnamur has been appointed Manager, Kiunga Operations, Beverley Pasen as Manager, ICT, and Chantel Christensen as Manager, Contracts and Compliance. *** Digicel PNG […]

In brief: Total to build separate LNG pipeline, and other business stories

Competition concerns prompt Total to build separate LNG pipeline, NICTA chief admits PNG has no cyber attack defence mechanisms, and BCL to step up community engagement. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Singapore emerging as a regional option for Papua New Guinea companies

Businesses in Papua New Guinea seeking to establish a presence in the Asian region are increasingly looking at Singapore as a stepping-stone to expand their market reach or increase their shareholder base. There is also growing interest from Singapore-based businesses looking at the PNG market.

In brief: CPL recovering from fire at headquarters and warehouse, and other business stories

‘Too early’ to identify cause of fire at country’s largest retailer’s headquarters and warehouse, assessment of submarine cable underway, and Competition Commission says InterOil takeover may affect market for pipelines. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Merger of Telikom PNG, PNG DataCo and bmobile may lead to lower costs, say analysts

IT analysts and industry insiders tell Business Advantage PNG that the Papua New Guinea Government’s decision to merge bmobile and PNG DataCo under a Telikom PNG renamed Kumul Telikom is likely to increase competition and innovation. But the move will not be without challenges.

Interview: Brett Goschen, Chief Executive Officer, Digicel Papua New Guinea

Boosting data speeds and widening broadband coverage are the aims of Digicel’s incoming Chief Executive Officer, Brett Goschen. He told Business Advantage PNG he will be drawing on his experiences in Africa to help transform the telecommunications landscape in Papua New Guinea.

Opinion: Is your business at risk from disruption?

Businesses often don’t realise that they are vulnerable to attacks from disruptive new players until it is too late. Andrew Wilkins considers some of the strategic issues created by creative disruption.

People moves: Digicel, Kula Gold

A new CEO for Digicel PNG and Kula Gold loses a Director.

In brief: Finance Minister Marape says economy ‘doing well’ and other business stories

Finance minister Marape says PNG economy ‘doing well’, European Investment Bank invests in PNG for first time in 21 years and Memorandum of Agreements to be presented for seven copper and gold mines. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.