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Investment conference puts Papua New Guinea on the agenda

The two-day 2019 Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference concluded yesterday in Sydney and is being hailed as a success. We report from the annual event.

The intensifying debate over the future of Papua New Guinea’s mining industry

The mining industry needs government help to solve an exploration crisis, according to industry representatives. But government bodies are saying there needs to be a better sharing of the rewards in the national interest. Business Advantage PNG looks at the contrasting views of the industry and the state.

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Reasons why superannuation is critical to building a strong organisational culture in Papua New Guinea

Six Papua New Guinean companies discuss the benefits of superannuation contributions and share with Business Advantage PNG why it can help companies reduce attendance problems and increase loyalty through super.

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Frozen fries the start of an ambitious import substitution plan for Papua New Guinea

A brand-new factory in the Highlands has begun processing locally grown potatoes. This is part of an ambitious import substitution plan that could provide thousands of jobs, cut the price of frozen foods and save valuable foreign currency.

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Mayur Resources pursuing diverse projects in Papua New Guinea

Mayur Resources, a diversified mineral exploration and energy company, continues to pursue three very different projects in Papua New Guinea. In this exclusive interview, Managing Director Paul Mulder outlines the company’s progress.

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Investment conference puts Papua New Guinea on the agenda

The two-day 2019 Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference concluded yesterday in Sydney and is being hailed as a success. We report from the annual event.

Time to address ‘serious structural issues’ in the economy, says Wera Mori

Papua New Guinea’s Minister for Commerce and Industry, Wera Mori, outlined an ambitious plan to boost Special Economic Zones and attract foreign direct investment to PNG at the 2019 Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference. Here’s what you need to know.

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In brief: Papua New Guinea team in Singapore to discuss Papua LNG and other business stories

Minister for Petroleum Kerenga Kua is in Singapore to discuss the Papua LNG agreement, Papua New Guinea’s Kumul Consolidated Holdings announces its profits for the first half of 2019, and the United Nations Development Program Pacific Office opens the first Accelerator Lab in the region. Your weekly digest of business news.

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Opinion and analysis

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Opinion: Can Papua New Guinea become the richest black nation in the world in ten years?

Papua New Guinea’s new Prime Minister said shortly after his election that PNG could become the ‘richest black nation on Earth’ within 10 years. Can it be done? Economist Maholopa Laveil considers.

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Economy/investment

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Time to address ‘serious structural issues’ in the economy, says Wera Mori

Papua New Guinea’s Minister for Commerce and Industry, Wera Mori, outlined an ambitious plan to boost Special Economic Zones and attract foreign direct investment to PNG at the 2019 Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference. Here’s what you need to know.

MYEFO: Papua New Guinea’s international debt standing and forex still a problem

What the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook reveals about Papua New Guinea’s international debt standing and foreign exchange markets.

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People moves

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People moves: Oil Search Ltd, Internal Revenue Commission

Oil Search Ltd appoints a new Group Secretary and the Internal Revenue Commission announces a Commissioner General.

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Boardroom briefing

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Boardroom briefing: Paradise goes for a song, interview questions and bad signs in global shipping

Paradise Foods’ energetic sales training and motivation meeting in Papua New Guinea, interview questions from one of the world’s oldest financial institutions, and a sharp drop in fuel prices for shipping.

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Interviews

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Caroline Tiriman: Papua New Guinea’s runaway broadcaster

Caroline Tiriman, one of the most recognised voices in the Pacific, is retiring after more than 40 years behind the microphone. Kevin McQuillan reports.

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Infrastructure

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Spectacular growth in Papua New Guinea’s K600 million solar energy market

Sixty per cent of households in Papua New Guinea are now using solar energy, compared with just two per cent seven years ago, according to a recent International Finance Corporation report. What’s driving this extraordinary growth? asks Kevin McQuillan.

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iPi Group eyes next phase of growth

The diversified iPi Group has grown up from its origins as a provider of services to the Porgera gold mine in Papua New Guinea. Chief Executive Officer Scott O’Reilly outlines his strategy to overcome tighter trading conditions to Business Advantage PNG.

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Investment conference puts Papua New Guinea on the agenda

The two-day 2019 Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference concluded yesterday in Sydney and is being hailed as a success. We report from the annual event.

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Investment conference puts Papua New Guinea on the agenda

The two-day 2019 Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference concluded yesterday in Sydney and is being hailed as a success. We report from the annual event.

Opinion

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Opinion: Can Papua New Guinea become the richest black nation in the world in ten years?

Papua New Guinea’s new Prime Minister said shortly after his election that PNG could become the ‘richest black nation on Earth’ within 10 years. Can it be done? Economist Maholopa Laveil considers.