Features

Defensive driving academy looks to save lives and improve transport efficiency in Papua New Guinea

Road safety is at the forefront of business minds in Papua New Guinea. Poor roads mean delays in the delivery of goods, damaged vehicles and fatal accidents. But Frank Lapi, Director and Master Trainer at Diamond Defensive Driving Academy, may have found a solution that suits businesses of every size.

Digital ID, digital money: how the mobile phone can reach the unbanked in Papua New Guinea

Three quarters of Papua New Guinea’s population is excluded from the financial sector, but there are differing thoughts about how to include them. David James looks at some of the options being proposed for PNG and notes the mobile phone is the key to all of them.

The lessons we learned from Papua New Guinea’s last boom

Papua New Guinea is on the verge of stronger growth after a number of quiet years. Michael Kingston, Chief Executive of diversified manufacturer K K Kingston, shares with Business Advantage PNG the lessons he learned from the country’s last boom.

Crime prevention in Papua New Guinea set to go high-tech

Security firms are becoming more sophisticated in how they deter, monitor and apprehend individuals committing crimes, according to Laine Kidner, Chief Executive of consultancy Connected South Pacific. He also tells Business Advantage PNG that it’s important for businesses to understand why crime occurs in Papua New Guinea.

Six questions for Paul Komboi, Managing Director at PNG DataCo

Undersea fibreoptic cables are set to revolutionise internet connectivity in Papua New Guinea and the responsibility for that infrastructure locally falls to PNG DataCo. Managing Director Paul Komboi updates Business Advantage PNG on the Kumul Submarine Cable Network, and outlines the state-owned telco’s long-term strategy.

Latest news

Property still prohibitively expensive in Papua New Guinea

A new report indicates that most Papua New Guineans still consider house prices to be out of reach, although some believe this is an ideal time for buying. 

In Brief: Papua New Guinea’s growth to rebound in 2019 and other business stories

ANZ releases a positive economic outlook for PNG, James Marape resigns as Finance Minister and the Boluminski Highway in New Ireland province is open. Your weekly digest of business news.

Bank of Papua New Guinea urges tougher stance on new resources projects

The March Monetary Policy Statement from the Bank of Papua New Guinea has urged the government to rethink the way it negotiates concessions and tax exemptions with new resources projects. Taking a strong position, it points to how previous agreements have been a factor in foreign exchange shortages and adverse trends in government finances.

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Opinion and analysis

Analysis: Electricity, partners and politics in Papua New Guinea

A big plan to connect 70 per cent of Papua New Guinea to power by 2030 grabbed headlines. Delivering is the true challenge, explains Shane McLeod, research associate working with the Lowy Institute’s Australia-PNG Network.

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Economy/investment

The lessons we learned from Papua New Guinea’s last boom

Papua New Guinea is on the verge of stronger growth after a number of quiet years. Michael Kingston, Chief Executive of diversified manufacturer K K Kingston, shares with Business Advantage PNG the lessons he learned from the country’s last boom.

Bank of Papua New Guinea urges tougher stance on new resources projects

The March Monetary Policy Statement from the Bank of Papua New Guinea has urged the government to rethink the way it negotiates concessions and tax exemptions with new resources projects. Taking a strong position, it points to how previous agreements have been a factor in foreign exchange shortages and adverse trends in government finances.

Salt and Pesce confirmed keynotes for 2019 Papua New Guinea Investment Conference

Leading social commentator and business analyst Bernard Salt AM and futurist Mark Pesce have been confirmed as the two keynote speakers for this year’s Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference, to be held in Sydney on 19 and 20 August.

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People moves

People Moves: Digicel PNG, Tropicair, reshuffle in Papua New Guinea’s cabinet

New Finance Minister, Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister appoints Acting Justice Minister and Attorney General, Tropicair gets a new Chief Executive and Digicel PNG announces new CEO.

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Interviews

Six questions for Paul Komboi, Managing Director at PNG DataCo

Undersea fibreoptic cables are set to revolutionise internet connectivity in Papua New Guinea and the responsibility for that infrastructure locally falls to PNG DataCo. Managing Director Paul Komboi updates Business Advantage PNG on the Kumul Submarine Cable Network, and outlines the state-owned telco’s long-term strategy.

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Infrastructure

Defensive driving academy looks to save lives and improve transport efficiency in Papua New Guinea

Road safety is at the forefront of business minds in Papua New Guinea. Poor roads mean delays in the delivery of goods, damaged vehicles and fatal accidents. But Frank Lapi, Director and Master Trainer at Diamond Defensive Driving Academy, may have found a solution that suits businesses of every size.

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Company profiles

Taking Papua New Guinea artisanship to the world

The global handicraft market is worth $US38 billion and ‘profit-for-purpose’ enterprise REAL Impact is making sure Papua New Guinean artisans are getting their fair share. Lisa Smyth reports.

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Latest News

Property still prohibitively expensive in Papua New Guinea

A new report indicates that most Papua New Guineans still consider house prices to be out of reach, although some believe this is an ideal time for buying. 

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Features

Defensive driving academy looks to save lives and improve transport efficiency in Papua New Guinea

Road safety is at the forefront of business minds in Papua New Guinea. Poor roads mean delays in the delivery of goods, damaged vehicles and fatal accidents. But Frank Lapi, Director and Master Trainer at Diamond Defensive Driving Academy, may have found a solution that suits businesses of every size.

Turning security guards into role models in Papua New Guinea

A new initiative aimed at improving standards across Papua New Guinea’s security industry is being welcomed as a significant step forward. [Read more ...]

Opinion

Analysis: Electricity, partners and politics in Papua New Guinea

A big plan to connect 70 per cent of Papua New Guinea to power by 2030 grabbed headlines. Delivering is the true challenge, explains Shane McLeod, research associate working with the Lowy Institute’s Australia-PNG Network.

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