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Papua New Guinea still a land of opportunity for manufacturers

What does Papua New Guinea need to do to add more value to its produce? Chey Scovell, CEO of PNG’s Manufacturers Council has told a Business Advantage PNG briefing that the country is already doing better than many think, and that a ‘holistic’ approach is needed to boost the manufacturing sector further.

What can Papua New Guinea’s employers do to help increase COVID-19 vaccination numbers?

Businesses in Papua New Guinea are playing a key role in helping their employees make an informed decision about the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr Ann M. Clarke, Project Manager at the non-for-profit Business for Health PNG (B4H), shares her insights with Business Advantage PNG.

Geopacific Resources’ ‘phenomenal’ Woodlark project to produce gold within 18 months

Australian miner Geopacific Resources has secured funding to develop the gold mine on Papua New Guinea’s Woodlark Island in Papua New Guinea’s Milne Bay Province. Business Advantage PNG spoke exclusively to Chairman Ian Clyne and CEO Tim Richards about their expectations for the project.

Landowner company Anitua’s new expansion strategy

Diversified landowner company Anitua is on the comeback trail, according to Chief Executive Patrick Doekes. He tells Business Advantage PNG the Papua New Guinean landowner company is looking to streamline operations and expand its product offerings.

‘Thousand Tribes’ campaign boosts global sales for Papua New Guinean artisans

New life is being breathed into Papua New Guinean art and craft with local artisans selling their work worldwide, thanks to a campaign called Thousand Tribes.

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In brief: ICCC says changes to electricity supply industry may affect Papua New Guinea’s electricity access goals

The ICCC Commissioner issues warning about ‘complete chaos’ with the National Electricity Authority Act, Treasurer gives hope to potential overseas workers, and Nasfund opens a service centre in Maprik. The business news you need today.

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People moves: Capital Insurance Group, Coffee Industry Corporation

The Capital Insurance Group announces Acting CEO and the Coffee Industry Corporation welcomes a new Board Chairman.

ICCC proposes to disallow Kina Bank’s acquisition of Westpac’s Pacific assets

In an interim determination, Papua New Guinea’s Independent Consumer and Competition Commission (ICCC) says it may not allow Kina Bank to buy Westpac’s remaining assets in the Pacific.

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Economy/investment

Gradual devaluation of Papua New Guinea’s currency would be ‘helpful’, says banker

Papua New Guinea’s currency, the kina, has been steady this year after weakening against a number of major currencies in late 2020. Should it be devalued further? We asked Jonathan Prince, Treasurer at Westpac PNG, to consider the consequences.

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Opinion and analysis

The crisis of governance in Papua New Guinea’s power sector [analysis]

Michael Kabuni and Kingtau Mambonis from the University of Papua New Guinea, and Stephen Howes, Director of the Development Policy Centre, analyse the crisis afflicting Papua New Guinea’s power sector.

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People moves

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People moves: Capital Insurance Group, Coffee Industry Corporation

The Capital Insurance Group announces Acting CEO and the Coffee Industry Corporation welcomes a new Board Chairman.

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Feature interviews

Safety and reforms could reinvigorate tourism, says PNGTPA

Eric Mossman has stepped into the country’s top tourism job as the Chief Executive Officer of the Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTPA), and he may be the man to lift it out of the COVID-19 downturn.

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LIfestyle

People at work: a slice of Papua New Guinea life

PNG Now photographers Dean Arek and Godfreeman Kaptigua roamed the capital city of Papua New Guinea recently and found a dedicated workforce. The common story of the people photographed and interviewed is that they love their jobs.

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In brief: ICCC says changes to electricity supply industry may affect Papua New Guinea’s electricity access goals

The ICCC Commissioner issues warning about ‘complete chaos’ with the National Electricity Authority Act, Treasurer gives hope to potential overseas workers, and Nasfund opens a service centre in Maprik. The business news you need today.

Features

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Papua New Guinea still a land of opportunity for manufacturers

What does Papua New Guinea need to do to add more value to its produce? Chey Scovell, CEO of PNG’s Manufacturers Council has told a Business Advantage PNG briefing that the country is already doing better than many think, and that a ‘holistic’ approach is needed to boost the manufacturing sector further.

Opinion

The crisis of governance in Papua New Guinea’s power sector [analysis]

Michael Kabuni and Kingtau Mambonis from the University of Papua New Guinea, and Stephen Howes, Director of the Development Policy Centre, analyse the crisis afflicting Papua New Guinea’s power sector.