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Work hard, adapt, dream: advice from Papua New Guinea’s SMEs

Despite the problems 2020 posed for many of Papua New Guinea’s SMEs, some are entering 2021 with a bang. Business Advantage PNG asked them for their advice on how to thrive in tough times.

2020: the year in review for Papua New Guinea business

COVID-19, Porgera and politics may have monopolised the attention of the media, but 2020 brought many other challenges, unexpected changes and triumphs for business. Here’s how Business Advantage PNG reported on this extraordinary year.

More than taxis: ODESH aims to create a new market for on-demand services in Papua New Guinea

Finding a safe and reliable taxi service in Port Moresby can be an issue, but entrepreneur Isaac Jipsy has developed ODESH, an online solution that is changing the way taxi services operate in Papua New Guinea’s capital.

Global economic recovery should provide good news for Papua New Guinea’s miners

The global economy is recovering faster that expected, according to Douglas Porter, Chief Economist and Managing Director of Canadian investment bank, BMO Financial Group.

2020 volumes only slightly down, says Swire Shipping

Despite initial concerns about the impact of COVID-19, Swire Shipping’s data shows only a marginal reduction in freight volumes. Alistair Skingley, the company’s Country Manager for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, tells Business Advantage PNG that the company is upgrading its offerings in the expectation of solid growth in 2021.

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In brief: Kumul Petroleum awards contracts for a new power generation facility and other business stories

Kumul Petroleum Holdings advances plans for a new power generation facility, new Australian new travel requirements and Ok Tedi Mining announces final dividend. Your round-up of the latest business news.

Papua New Guinea’s PM signals ‘honest and transparent’ economic repair

Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister, James Marape, has outlined his government’s goals for 2021, including building up infrastructure, undertaking ‘Budget repair’ and exploring ways to invest in domestic businesses. 

Marape Government survives challenge; 2021 budget passed again

After a month of political jousting, the Marape government yesterday survived an Opposition challenge in Papua New Guinea’s Parliament and has apparently legally passed the 2021 National Budget.

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Travel advisory

All aboard: Papua New Guinea’s new world of COVID travel

The travel industry has borne the brunt of restrictions during the global pandemic, but things are gradually returning to a new normal in Papua New Guinea. Business Advantage PNG looks at the latest travel advisories.

Economy/investment

Papua New Guinea’s PM signals ‘honest and transparent’ economic repair

Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister, James Marape, has outlined his government’s goals for 2021, including building up infrastructure, undertaking ‘Budget repair’ and exploring ways to invest in domestic businesses. 

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Boardroom briefing

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Boardroom briefing: promising vaccines, app to enable global travel, and poultry investment pays off

Vaccines give hope for an end to quarantine, aviation industry launches app to get back in the air, and agritech finds a way to sell eggs before they’ve been laid. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

Opinion and analysis

Sir Mekere Morauta: the man and his legacy in Papua New Guinea [opinion]

Papua New Guinea’s former Prime Minister, Sir Mekere Morauta, passed away last month after a long illness. Paul Barker considers the lasting legacy of PNG’s ‘main reformist prime minister’.

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People moves

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People moves: Kina Securities, Bank South Pacific, Oil Search, Newcrest

Kina Securities Ltd announces a new Non-Executive Director, Bank South Pacific (BSP) welcomes a new Director, Oil Search appoints a Communication Manager and Newcrest Mining welcomes new external affairs executive.

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Interviews

JMP Securities sees big growth opportunities for investment products in Papua New Guinea

JMP Securities has acquired Bank South Pacific’s stockbroking business in Papua New Guinea. Co-founder and Managing Director Lars Mortensen tells Business Advantage PNG he sees great opportunity for growth.

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Infrastructure

2020 volumes only slightly down, says Swire Shipping

Despite initial concerns about the impact of COVID-19, Swire Shipping’s data shows only a marginal reduction in freight volumes. Alistair Skingley, the company’s Country Manager for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, tells Business Advantage PNG that the company is upgrading its offerings in the expectation of solid growth in 2021.

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Company profiles

More than taxis: ODESH aims to create a new market for on-demand services in Papua New Guinea

Finding a safe and reliable taxi service in Port Moresby can be an issue, but entrepreneur Isaac Jipsy has developed ODESH, an online solution that is changing the way taxi services operate in Papua New Guinea’s capital.

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In brief: Kumul Petroleum awards contracts for a new power generation facility and other business stories

Kumul Petroleum Holdings advances plans for a new power generation facility, new Australian new travel requirements and Ok Tedi Mining announces final dividend. Your round-up of the latest business news.

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Work hard, adapt, dream: advice from Papua New Guinea’s SMEs

Despite the problems 2020 posed for many of Papua New Guinea’s SMEs, some are entering 2021 with a bang. Business Advantage PNG asked them for their advice on how to thrive in tough times.

Opinion

Sir Mekere Morauta: the man and his legacy in Papua New Guinea [opinion]

Papua New Guinea’s former Prime Minister, Sir Mekere Morauta, passed away last month after a long illness. Paul Barker considers the lasting legacy of PNG’s ‘main reformist prime minister’.