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Trade slump: how border closures affect Papua New Guinea’s exports

Papua New Guinea’s trade is likely to be sharply affected by the COVID-19 crisis and the closure of international borders, according to a report by the National Research Institute. It makes suggestions about how PNG’s traded sector can be supported.

Crisis management: taking care of business during Papua New Guinea’s SOE

The first in a series of Business Advantage PNG webinars tackled the issue of Managing Your Business During Papua New Guinea’s COVID-19 crisis. Mahesh Patel, CEO of CPL Group, and Wayne Osterberg, KPMG PNG’s Director Advisory Services, looked at the critical issues during the state of emergency.

Pepsi is back in Papua New Guinea, and helping SMEs get a head start

After an on-again, off-again presence in Papua New Guinea, Pacific Industries has relaunched Pepsi – and they are empowering people to set up SMEs to sell it.

Top-end woes: expat flight affects Papua New Guinea’s high-end real estate

The upper end of the housing market in Papua New Guinea is being adversely affected by the closure of the international borders, according to Tom Snelling, General Manager of property classifieds site Hausples.com. But he expects that there will be more movement in the cheaper areas of the real estate market.

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Survival mode: the impact of COVID-19 on working in Papua New Guinea

Flexible work arrangements, losing key workers and restricted travel: these are unprecedented times for managing staff in Papua New Guinea. Gabriella Munoz talks to some top recruiters about the challenges being faced by employers and jobseekers.

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Latest news

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Oil rebounds, LNG stabilises and palm oil up: our monthly review of Papua New Guinea’s commodities and financial markets

The oil price has been extremely weak but the fall in LNG prices has stabilised and palm oil is up: a monthly review of Papua New Guinea’s commodities and financial markets. Business Advantage PNG’s monthly overview of commodity and financial markets.

Going strong but for how long? Ok Tedi Mining announces strong profits and dividends

Ok Tedi Mining has announced strong profits and dividends – important because it accounts for over four per cent of Papua New Guinea’s economy. But the future of the company, which has new shareholders, will depend on finding new reserves beyond the Ok Tedi mine’s projected six-year mine life.

In brief: Kumul Submarine Cable System completes connections and other business stories

The Kumul Submarine Cable lands in Bougainville , the Pasca A gas project is on its way to becoming the first offshore field development in PNG and the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority reveals the impact COVID-19 on the tourism industry. The business news your need to kickstart your week.

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Economy/investment

Trade slump: how border closures affect Papua New Guinea’s exports

Papua New Guinea’s trade is likely to be sharply affected by the COVID-19 crisis and the closure of international borders, according to a report by the National Research Institute. It makes suggestions about how PNG’s traded sector can be supported.

No recession for Papua New Guinea post COVID-19, says Central Bank

The Bank of Papua New Guinea in its latest Monetary Policy Statement is predicting that the Papua New Guinea economy will not go into recession this year and there will be a strong recovery next year. But it says that the COVID-19 pandemic has badly affected many of the key sectors in the economy.

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Boardroom briefing

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Boardroom briefing: capital raising in Papua New Guinea during COVID-19, can big data predict your health and how tech is helping curb the pandemic

Raising capital in Papua New Guinea during the pandemic, the Chinese city giving residents a ‘health score’ and Microsoft talks tech and the future of pandemics. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

Opinion and analysis

Crisis or opportunity: building your company’s brand during the time of COVID-19 [analysis]

The COVID-19 crisis has sent economic shock waves around the world and seen businesses in Papua New Guinea and elsewhere cut costs. This may seem prudent but it may not be the best course of action for your brand, says digital marketer Andreia Brodsky.

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People moves

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People moves: Internal Revenue Commission

Papua New Guinea’s Internal Revenue Commission has announced the appointment of an Acting Commissioner of Tax.

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Interviews

Crisis management: taking care of business during Papua New Guinea’s SOE

The first in a series of Business Advantage PNG webinars tackled the issue of Managing Your Business During Papua New Guinea’s COVID-19 crisis. Mahesh Patel, CEO of CPL Group, and Wayne Osterberg, KPMG PNG’s Director Advisory Services, looked at the critical issues during the state of emergency.

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Infrastructure

Power play: bringing reliable power to Papua New Guinea

PNG Power Acting CEO Douglas Mageo talks to Business Advantage PNG about the prospects for greater accessibility, reliability and affordability in electricity.

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Company profiles

Are satellites the future of affordable internet in Papua New Guinea?

Kacific Broadband Satellites Group has the potential to transform Papua New Guinea by delivering reliable internet connectivity to people in remote and rural areas. Here’s how.

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Oil rebounds, LNG stabilises and palm oil up: our monthly review of Papua New Guinea’s commodities and financial markets

The oil price has been extremely weak but the fall in LNG prices has stabilised and palm oil is up: a monthly review of Papua New Guinea’s commodities and financial markets. Business Advantage PNG’s monthly overview of commodity and financial markets.

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Features

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Trade slump: how border closures affect Papua New Guinea’s exports

Papua New Guinea’s trade is likely to be sharply affected by the COVID-19 crisis and the closure of international borders, according to a report by the National Research Institute. It makes suggestions about how PNG’s traded sector can be supported.

Opinion

Crisis or opportunity: building your company’s brand during the time of COVID-19 [analysis]

The COVID-19 crisis has sent economic shock waves around the world and seen businesses in Papua New Guinea and elsewhere cut costs. This may seem prudent but it may not be the best course of action for your brand, says digital marketer Andreia Brodsky.