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How Maori landowners access development finance 

Accessing finance to develop land in Papua New Guinea is the biggest stumbling block to creating wealth, jobs and an economic base for future … [read on ...]

Andrew ‘ET’ Ettingshausen goes fishing in Papua New Guinea

Former rugby league player and keen fisherman Andrew ‘ET’ Ettingshausen is lured to West New Britain in Papua New Guinea to chase big-fighting bass, … [read on ...]

Central bank Governor calls for plan to make Papua New Guinea self-sufficient in food

The Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea has called for a national plan to make the country self-sufficient in food production, with capacity for … [read on ...]

Independent mining consultant questions Papua New Guinea government role as both shareholder and regulator

To remain impartial, the Papua New Guinea Government should not be a shareholder, but only maintain regulatory oversight of mining projects, according … [read on ...]

Loloata Island Resort gets a makeover

Residents and visitors to Port Moresby will soon have a stylish new option for short-term business and recreational trips. Loloata Island Resort in … [read on ...]

Latest news

AkzoNobel’s new strategy sees it move out of retail sales

Paint company Akzo Nobel is taking a new strategic direction in Papua New Guinea, according to Chief Executive Officer, Navin Raju. He tells Business Advantage PNG that the prospects for growth are sound.

In brief: LNG production resumes earlier than expected, and other business stories

Production resumes at the LNG plant as more reserves found, BHP Billiton to be sued over alleged environmental damage, and talks with China over a free trade agreement. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Flannery leads program for 2018 Papua New Guinea Investment Conference

Eminent scientist Professor Tim Flannery will be one of the key speakers at this year’s Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference at the Sofitel Brisbane Central on 6 and 7 August this year.

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Mining & petroleum

Six questions for Philippe Blanchard, Managing Director, Total E&P PNG

Papua New Guinea’s second LNG plant is expected to be ready by 2023-2024, according to Total Managing Director, Philippe Blanchard. He told Business Advantage PNG the company is also keeping its eyes open for other energy plants in PNG.

Transparency Initiative report calls for improved systems in extractive sector in Papua New Guinea

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Report for 2016 has found that improvements are being made to registry and payment systems, but more needs to be done. It notes that budgeting to government revenues remains difficult because of the industry’s volatility and the relatively small number of companies paying full tax.

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Economy/investment

How Maori landowners access development finance 

Accessing finance to develop land in Papua New Guinea is the biggest stumbling block to creating wealth, jobs and an economic base for future generations. In New Zealand, Maori economic development is forging ahead, with the active support of banks and investors. In the second of a two-part series, Kevin McQuillan examines NZ banks’ lending criteria.

Flannery leads program for 2018 Papua New Guinea Investment Conference

Eminent scientist Professor Tim Flannery will be one of the key speakers at this year’s Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference at the Sofitel Brisbane Central on 6 and 7 August this year.

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Opinion and analysis

Andrew ‘ET’ Ettingshausen goes fishing in Papua New Guinea

Former rugby league player and keen fisherman Andrew ‘ET’ Ettingshausen is lured to West New Britain to chase big-fighting bass, but he is equally captivated by the vibrant culture and volcanic wilderness.

Opinion: Why the Pacific is expensive

Stephen Howes, Professor of Economics at ANU’s Crawford School of Public Policy, explains why it is that Pacific economies, unlike other developing economies, are so expensive.

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Interviews

Brian Bell Group investing heavily for growth in its 60th year, says Chairman

Diversified corporate and retail enterprise Brian Bell Group is celebrating its 60th year in 2018. Chairman Ian Clough tells Business Advantage PNG the company is investing in people, infrastructure, and new retail strategies in preparation for its next phase of growth.

Six questions for Philippe Blanchard, Managing Director, Total E&P PNG

Papua New Guinea’s second LNG plant is expected to be ready by 2023-2024, according to Total Managing Director, Philippe Blanchard. He told Business Advantage PNG the company is also keeping its eyes open for other energy plants in PNG.

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Infrastructure

Papua New Guinea Earthquake Update: relief efforts continue as Restoration Authority established

The Papua New Guinea government has set up a new authority to oversee the restoration of services and infrastructure, following the February 26 earthquake. As humanitarian relief work continues, analysts expect GDP to fall slightly.

Five questions for PNG Power’s new Acting MD Carolyn Blacklock

Carolyn Blacklock has been appointed the new acting Managing Director of PNG Power. Business Advantage PNG talks to her about where the utility is headed.

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Company profiles

Brian Bell Group investing heavily for growth in its 60th year, says Chairman

Diversified corporate and retail enterprise Brian Bell Group is celebrating its 60th year in 2018. Chairman Ian Clough tells Business Advantage PNG the company is investing in people, infrastructure, and new retail strategies in preparation for its next phase of growth.

MRDC adopting more active investment strategy says MD

The Mineral Resources Development Company (MRDC) was formed in 1975 and is as old as Papua New Guinea itself. Chief Executive Augustine Mano tells Business Advantage PNG that the enterprise has a wide mandate.

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Latest News

AkzoNobel’s new strategy sees it move out of retail sales

Paint company Akzo Nobel is taking a new strategic direction in Papua New Guinea, according to Chief Executive Officer, Navin Raju. He tells Business Advantage PNG that the prospects for growth are sound.

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Features

How Maori landowners access development finance 

Accessing finance to develop land in Papua New Guinea is the biggest stumbling block to creating wealth, jobs and an economic base for future generations. In New Zealand, Maori economic development is forging ahead, with the active support of banks and investors. In the second of a two-part series, Kevin McQuillan examines NZ banks’ lending criteria.

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

Andrew ‘ET’ Ettingshausen goes fishing in Papua New Guinea

Former rugby league player and keen fisherman Andrew ‘ET’ Ettingshausen is lured to West New Britain to chase big-fighting bass, but he is equally captivated by the vibrant culture and volcanic wilderness.

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