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Rogue traders challenge CPL Group’s growth in Papua New Guinea

Rising, quite literally, from the ashes of a devastating fire in 2017, retailer CPL Group is back in the black. However, CEO Mahesh Patel tells Business Advantage PNG that rogue retailers and slow government spending have presented challenges to the retailer’s phoenix story.

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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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Ready to export: artisanal industries in Papua New Guinea

There is a multi-million kina export opportunity for PNG’s artisans, according to Virginia Bruce, CEO and founder of the mentoring consultancy REAL Group. She told the Innovation PNG 2019 conference of her experience building the business ‘ecosystem’ to reach that market.

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Kainantu gold mine’s aggressive expansion plans

With a soaring share price, production upgrades and strong cash flows, K92 Mining is proving to be one of Papua New Guinea’s resource success stories. Chief Executive Officer John Lewins outlines the company’s aggressive expansion plans to Business Advantage PNG.

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The secrets for successful innovation in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is driving forward with innovation but there’s still so much to do. Pete Williams, Chief Edge Officer at the Deloitte Centre for The Edge, shared his secrets to harness the power of innovation effectively at the recent Innovation PNG 2019 conference.

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Latest news

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Bougainville votes overwhelmingly in favour of independence

Bougainville voters have voted by an overwhelming margin in favour of independence from Papua New Guinea. All eyes will be on how the National Government responds and what will happen to the island’s K252  billion Panguna copper and gold mine.

The LNG window is closing, warns Oil Search CEO

As Papua New Guinea awaits the outcome of ongoing negotiations over the P’nyang gas field, Peter Botten, CEO of PNG’s largest company, Oil Search, has hinted that time may be running out to reach an agreement.

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2019: the year in review for Papua New Guinea business

A change of government, two budgets, new infrastructure, stalled resources projects – these are just some of the features of the year in business in Papua New Guinea. Here’s how Business Advantage PNG reported on 2019.

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Opinion and analysis

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Opinion: Managing IT risk in Papua New Guinea

Brendan Merry, Manager Pacific Islands at IT service company Data#3, explains why learning to manage IT risk is one of the most important things businesses can do to be able to fully embrace the technological change coming to Papua New Guinea. 

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Economy/investment

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Oil strong, LNG falls but palm oil jumps sharply [commodities]

Oil and palm oil prices have strengthened but LNG continues to fall. Business Advantage PNG’s monthly review of Papua New Guinea commodities and financial markets.

Exclusive: Acting Tax Commissioner reveals the IRC’s plans to boost tax compliance

Papua New Guinea’s tax agency, the Internal Revenue Commission (IRC), has announced a tax amnesty to encourage the payment of taxes. In this exclusive interview with Business Advantage PNG, Acting Tax Commissioner Sam Koim reveals the IRC’s plans to boost tax compliance.

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People moves

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People moves: Oil Search, CPL Group, MSME Council

Oil Search appoints Managing Director, City Pharmacy Limited Group announces a new Chief Operations Officer, and MSME Council gets new team of directors.

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Boardroom briefing

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Boardroom briefing: who’s about to leave your business, new competition for LNG and social media in PNG

How to tell when your star employees are about to quit, PNG gets competition from China and Russia, and what 549,000 Papua New Guineans did last month. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

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Interviews

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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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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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Latest News

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Bougainville votes overwhelmingly in favour of independence

Bougainville voters have voted by an overwhelming margin in favour of independence from Papua New Guinea. All eyes will be on how the National Government responds and what will happen to the island’s K252  billion Panguna copper and gold mine.

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Features

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Rogue traders challenge CPL Group’s growth in Papua New Guinea

Rising, quite literally, from the ashes of a devastating fire in 2017, retailer CPL Group is back in the black. However, CEO Mahesh Patel tells Business Advantage PNG that rogue retailers and slow government spending have presented challenges to the retailer’s phoenix story.

Opinion

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Opinion: Managing IT risk in Papua New Guinea

Brendan Merry, Manager Pacific Islands at IT service company Data#3, explains why learning to manage IT risk is one of the most important things businesses can do to be able to fully embrace the technological change coming to Papua New Guinea.