Features

Economic update: Papua New Guinea’s decade of growth begins

As part of extensive in-country research for the newly-released 2024 edition of the Business Advantage PNG annual magazine, our editorial team spoke exclusively to dozens of Papua New Guinea business leaders to understand how they are preparing for imminent growth – and what challenges they face. Here’s what they told us.

Air Niugini CEOs reveal how Papua New Guinea’s national airline responded to the COVID-19 crisis

Air Niugini CEOs past and present reflect on the trials and tribulations of Papua New Guinea’s national airline, during the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has prevailed since. Peter Wilmoth reports.

Grand Papua Hotel embarks on two-year transformation as resource boom beckons

Port Moresby’s Grand Papua Hotel is getting a complete makeover that promises new restaurant and bar concepts and updated, high-tech rooms. Business Advantage PNG speaks to Peter Laigaard Jensen, CEO of Steamships Hospitality and Coral Sea Hotels, to find out what guests can expect from the revamped landmark.

In Papua New Guinea for the long stay: Hilton, Marriott and more

Papua New Guinea’s property developers have been busy renovating properties and putting the finishing touches to new projects, including Marriott- and Hilton-branded executive apartments, as the sector gears up for greater economic activity.

Smartphone use to surge in Papua New Guinea, says Vodafone CEO

Pradeep Lal, CEO of Vodafone Papua New Guinea, speaks to Business Advantage PNG about the challenges of establishing a robust nationwide network, and the massive opportunity ahead, as surging data use in the country encourages more customers to switch to smartphones.

Latest news

PNG 100 CEO Survey breakfasts in Lae and Port Moresby [Photo gallery]

The results of the 2024 PNG 100 CEO Survey were presented to members of the Port Moresby and Lae chambers of commerce at separate business breakfasts last week. Here we feature some photos from both events.

CEO Survey suggests Papua New Guinea business is less bullish, but still planning to invest

The 2024 results of Papua New Guinea’s annual business confidence survey, the PNG 100 CEO Survey, are out. What have PNG’s leading companies told us about their profit, investment and recruitment expectations – and the major impediments they face?

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Interviews

Grand Papua Hotel embarks on two-year transformation as resource boom beckons

Port Moresby’s Grand Papua Hotel is getting a complete makeover that promises new restaurant and bar concepts and updated, high-tech rooms. Business Advantage PNG speaks to Peter Laigaard Jensen, CEO of Steamships Hospitality and Coral Sea Hotels, to find out what guests can expect from the revamped landmark.

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Economy/investment

CEO Survey suggests Papua New Guinea business is less bullish, but still planning to invest

The 2024 results of Papua New Guinea’s annual business confidence survey, the PNG 100 CEO Survey, are out. What have PNG’s leading companies told us about their profit, investment and recruitment expectations – and the major impediments they face?

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Opinion and analysis

Mobile internet prices falling in Papua New Guinea [analysis]

After years of high prices for mobile data in Papua New Guinea, consumers are now able to access lower prices that represent better value. Amanda H A Watson and Moses Sakai present their latest analysis of data prices.

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People moves

People moves: KPMG PNG, CTSL, NARI, FinCorp, Mayur Resources

New Partner at KPMG PNG, CTSL announces new Chair and board, the National Agricultural Research Institute has a new Director-General, new directors at FinCorp, and Mayur Resources’ cement project gets its own CEO.

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LIfestyle

Seven weekend activities in Port Moresby

Fiona Harper reports that it’s worth lingering in Papua New Guinea’s capital, Port Moresby, which has attractions ranging from birdwatching to diving.

More PNG lifestyle articles

Latest News

PNG 100 CEO Survey breakfasts in Lae and Port Moresby [Photo gallery]

The results of the 2024 PNG 100 CEO Survey were presented to members of the Port Moresby and Lae chambers of commerce at separate business breakfasts last week. Here we feature some photos from both events.

CEO Survey suggests Papua New Guinea business is less bullish, but still planning to invest

The 2024 results of Papua New Guinea’s annual business confidence survey, the PNG 100 CEO Survey, are out. What have PNG’s leading companies told us about their profit, investment and recruitment expectations – and the major impediments they face?

Features

Economic update: Papua New Guinea’s decade of growth begins

As part of extensive in-country research for the newly-released 2024 edition of the Business Advantage PNG annual magazine, our editorial team spoke exclusively to dozens of Papua New Guinea business leaders to understand how they are preparing for imminent growth – and what challenges they face. Here’s what they told us.

Opinion

Mobile internet prices falling in Papua New Guinea [analysis]

After years of high prices for mobile data in Papua New Guinea, consumers are now able to access lower prices that represent better value. Amanda H A Watson and Moses Sakai present their latest analysis of data prices.