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Eyes in the sky: drones could cut costs of farming in Papua New Guinea

New Britain Palm Oil is making strides in the area of ‘precision agriculture’ in Papua New Guinea. Its experience provides pointers for other agribusinesses looking to gain a better control of their costs.

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Papua New Guinea’s forestry sector needs to go ‘back to the future’

With the government keen to phase out round log exports, Executive Officer of the Papua New Guinea Forest Industries Association Bob Tate outlines the best strategy for developing the industry.

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Papua New Guinea experiencing temporary loss of momentum, say reports

With experts forecasting slow economic growth in 2020, Papua New Guinea’s economy may be facing a temporary loss of momentum. David James examines two new economic reports and what they may mean for business.

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Five questions for YuTru’s Tony Willenberg

YuTru, Papua New Guinea’s first digital identification or ‘trust framework’, will enable more people to access and participate in the online economy. In this exclusive interview with Business Advantage PNG, Tony Willenberg, consultant to the project, tells us how YuTru is progressing.

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How Papua New Guinea’s central bank plans to sell government debt

The Bank of Papua New Guinea is looking to sell government debt to international and local investors. Its Governor, Loi Bakani, outlines the challenges to Business Advantage PNG and their connection to PNG’s ongoing foreign exchange shortages.

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Transparency report shines light on Papua New Guinea’s extractive sector

Although the extractive sector continues to be responsible for the bulk of Papua New Guinea’s exports, the latest Papua New Guinea Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative report has found that revenues to government remain comparatively small. Here’s what you need to know.

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Papua New Guinea experiencing temporary loss of momentum, say reports

With experts forecasting slow economic growth in 2020, Papua New Guinea’s economy may be facing a temporary loss of momentum. David James examines two new economic reports and what they may mean for business.

In brief: Coral Sea Cable wholesale internet rates to plummet and other business stories

New Ireland Province signs deal with Zenith to build three solar plants, inadequate water levels in the Fly River impact Ok Tedi Mining’s operations, and Bmobile and Huawei PNG sign a deal to roll out 5G in Papua New Guinea’s Port Moresby. The business news you need to kick-start your week.

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Chamber of Commerce President on what 2020 holds for Lae, Papua New Guinea’s second city [opinion]

Papua New Guinea’s industrial hub has a lot going for it as it enters the new year, says a quietly confident President of the Lae Chamber of Commerce and Industry, John Byrne.

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Economy/investment

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Papua New Guinea experiencing temporary loss of momentum, say reports

With experts forecasting slow economic growth in 2020, Papua New Guinea’s economy may be facing a temporary loss of momentum. David James examines two new economic reports and what they may mean for business.

How Papua New Guinea’s central bank plans to sell government debt

The Bank of Papua New Guinea is looking to sell government debt to international and local investors. Its Governor, Loi Bakani, outlines the challenges to Business Advantage PNG and their connection to PNG’s ongoing foreign exchange shortages.

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People moves

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People moves: National Executive Council, Airswift, PNG Air, Lae, Bougainville, Pacific Trade Invest

The National Executive Council appoints a new Petroleum and Energy Secretary, Airswift announces a General Counsel, PNG Air gets a new Chief Financial Officer, Lae names a District Administrator, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville re-shuffles its cabinet and an Acting Trade Commissioner joins Pacific Trade Invest New Zealand.

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Boardroom briefing

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Boardroom briefing: Boeing’s new CEO, Pacific businesses help OZ, and banks vs the climate emergency

The Boeing Company gets a new CEO, small Pacific businesses help Australia, and banks to curb investments in fossil fuels. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

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Interviews

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Five questions for YuTru’s Tony Willenberg

YuTru, Papua New Guinea’s first digital identification or ‘trust framework’, will enable more people to access and participate in the online economy. In this exclusive interview with Business Advantage PNG, Tony Willenberg, consultant to the project, tells us how YuTru is progressing.

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Infrastructure

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Technology the key to Papua New Guinea ports’ improved efficiency

Papua New Guinea’s major ports of Port Moresby and Lae have achieved significant efficiencies. In this exclusive interview with Business Advantage PNG, ICTSI Chief Executive Officer Anil Singh outlines the opportunities to grow both ports.

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Company profiles

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Greenlight Planet aiming to help Papua New Guineans ‘climb the energy ladder’

After successfully launching solar-powered devices in Asia and Africa, Greenlight Planet expanded into Papua New Guinea in 2016 and has been instrumental in the solar sector’s phenomenal growth across the country. Lisa Smyth discovers what’s next for the for-profit social enterprise.

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Transparency report shines light on Papua New Guinea’s extractive sector

Although the extractive sector continues to be responsible for the bulk of Papua New Guinea’s exports, the latest Papua New Guinea Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative report has found that revenues to government remain comparatively small. Here’s what you need to know.

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Eyes in the sky: drones could cut costs of farming in Papua New Guinea

New Britain Palm Oil is making strides in the area of ‘precision agriculture’ in Papua New Guinea. Its experience provides pointers for other agribusinesses looking to gain a better control of their costs.

Opinion

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Chamber of Commerce President on what 2020 holds for Lae, Papua New Guinea’s second city [opinion]

Papua New Guinea’s industrial hub has a lot going for it as it enters the new year, says a quietly confident President of the Lae Chamber of Commerce and Industry, John Byrne.