Features

PNG Power MD outlines plans to cut tariffs by half and sharply increase access to electricity

PNG Power is aiming to cut tariffs by half and electrify 70 per cent of the country in the next five to 10 years according to Acting Managing Director … [read on ...]

Papua New Guinea has opportunities in carbon capture says ecologist Tim Flannery

Papua New Guinea has opportunities in the emerging carbon capture techniques, climate change expert Professor Tim Flannery told the Business Advantage … [read on ...]

Moving from aid to trade: successful mentoring and investment projects in Vanuatu and Samoa expanding into Papua New Guinea

After the successful launches of sustainable small businesses in Vanuatu and Samoa, a donor-funded private sector initiative is preparing to expand … [read on ...]

Lae port expansion to be completed late 2019, says PNG Ports MD

An expansion of the Lae port in Papua New Guinea is expected to be completed in late 2019, says PNG Ports Corporation Managing Director, Stanley … [read on ...]

Releasing land titles could bolster Papua New Guinea SMEs

Granting more land titles over plantation smallholdings and National Housing Corporation housing stock, and freeing up land locked up in over 20,000 … [read on ...]

Latest news

In brief: MYEFO released, and other business news

Mid-year economic and fiscal outlook released, pursuing certification of tuna fishing, and polio certificates required for international travel. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

PNG Power MD outlines plans to cut tariffs by half and sharply increase access to electricity

PNG Power is aiming to cut tariffs by half and electrify 70 per cent of the country in the next five to 10 years according to Acting Managing Director Carolyn Blacklock. But to achieve those goals the organisation will require a new ‘business model’ she says.

Public holidays declared in Port Moresby due to APEC summit, says CEO

The two days before the APEC Leaders meeting have been declared national holidays in the National Capital District in Port Moresby, according to Chris Hawkins, the Chief Executive Officer of APEC Papua New Guinea. He told an APEC summit briefing that Papua New Guinea has advantages when it comes to hosting the big event.

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Mining & petroleum

People moves: Nautilus Minerals

A departure from Nautilus Minerals

Papua New Guinea LNG production predicted to double within 10 years, reports Fitch Research

Papua New Guinea’s LNG exports will more than double over the next 10 years, as a result of the planned expansion works, according to Fitch Solutions’ Senior Country Risk Analyst, Raphael Mok. But, he tells Business Advantage PNG, the government must address landowners’ backlash against royalty payments.

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Economy/investment

Public holidays declared in Port Moresby due to APEC summit, says CEO

The two days before the APEC Leaders meeting have been declared national holidays in the National Capital District in Port Moresby, according to Chris Hawkins, the Chief Executive Officer of APEC Papua New Guinea. He told an APEC summit briefing that Papua New Guinea has advantages when it comes to hosting the big event.

Papua New Guinea has opportunities in carbon capture says ecologist Tim Flannery

Papua New Guinea has opportunities in the emerging methods of capturing carbon, climate change expert Professor Tim Flannery told the Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference in Brisbane. He pointed to forests, soil, marine and biomass as potential commercial areas.

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Opinion and analysis

Opinion: Five steps to improving your employer brand

Managing the way your business appeals as a place to work is crucial to good human resource management, according to Kristine Berry, Director of the recruitment and HR company Peopleconnexion. She calls it the ’employer brand’. How good is yours?

Analysis: Papua New Guinea companies using rationalisation to adapt to weaker economic conditions

The sluggish Papua New Guinea economy is triggering a bout of rationalisation, two of the recent examples being in the banking and manufacturing sectors.

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Interviews

Moving from aid to trade: successful mentoring and investment projects in Vanuatu and Samoa expanding into Papua New Guinea

After the successful launches of sustainable small businesses in Vanuatu and Samoa, a donor-funded private sector initiative is preparing to expand into Papua New Guinea.  Anna Moegerlein from Melbourne’s The Difference Incubator explains the initiative to Business Advantage PNG.

Five questions for climate expert Professor Tim Flannery

The 2016 Paris Agreement, to which Papua New Guinea is a signatory, has committed governments across the globe to a low carbon future. What does that mean for business? Renowned climate expert Professor Tim Flannery tells Business Advantage PNG there will be enormous opportunities.

Infrastructure

PNG Power MD outlines plans to cut tariffs by half and sharply increase access to electricity

PNG Power is aiming to cut tariffs by half and electrify 70 per cent of the country in the next five to 10 years according to Acting Managing Director Carolyn Blacklock. But to achieve those goals the organisation will require a new ‘business model’ she says.

The secrets to managing successful projects

There is growing interest in improving the way projects are managed in Papua New Guinea, according to Ian McMahon, Managing Director of the Australian Institute of Project Management. He outlines the key elements of a successful project.

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Company profiles

Sankamap Exports founder believes Bougainville business has a bright future

Establishing a business on a Papua New Guinea island is a difficult challenge. But Robert Critchley, owner of cocoa and copra supplier, Sankamap Exports, describes how it can be done.

Diversification critical to success in Papua New Guinea, says Hornibrook NGI MD

Vertical integration is the key to growth in Papua New Guinea, according to Hornibrook NGI Managing Director Matthew Lewis. He tells Business Advantage PNG the steel fabrication and construction company is leveraging its in-house capacity to diversify into property and hospitality.

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Latest News

In brief: MYEFO released, and other business news

Mid-year economic and fiscal outlook released, pursuing certification of tuna fishing, and polio certificates required for international travel. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Features

PNG Power MD outlines plans to cut tariffs by half and sharply increase access to electricity

PNG Power is aiming to cut tariffs by half and electrify 70 per cent of the country in the next five to 10 years according to Acting Managing Director Carolyn Blacklock. But to achieve those goals the organisation will require a new ‘business model’ she says.

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

Opinion: Five steps to improving your employer brand

Managing the way your business appeals as a place to work is crucial to good human resource management, according to Kristine Berry, Director of the recruitment and HR company Peopleconnexion. She calls it the ’employer brand’. How good is yours?

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