Features

Five questions for climate expert Professor Tim Flannery

The 2016 Paris Agreement, to which Papua New Guinea is a signatory, has committed governments across the globe to a low carbon future. What does that … [read on ...]

Rise of China creating opportunities and risks, says Treasurer Abel

Treasurer Charles Abel said the rise of China is creating opportunities for Papua New Guinea. But he also pointed to potential risks and a need to … [read on ...]

Fixing the Highlands Highway urgent, say business operators

According to the Asian Development Bank’s May 2018 update, contracts for the US$800 million (K2.5 billion) multi-tranche funding to rehabilitate Papua … [read on ...]

Improving access to finance the key to solar power expansion in Papua New Guinea

Improved access to finance could the rapid development of solar power, according to Jon Pittar, Managing Director of solar provider, Solar Solutions … [read on ...]

Security situation a ‘setback’ for business in Southern Highlands Province, says Chamber of Commerce President

An increased security presence in Papua New Guinea's Southern Highlands Province is helping to restore stability after recent social unrest led to the … [read on ...]

Latest news

In brief: China offers to host Pacific leaders meeting, and other business stories

China offers to host Pacific leaders meeting, NCS awarded gender equality certification, and Samaritan Aviation to bring a second plane into service. Your weekly digest of the latest business news. The Chinese President Xi Jinping is reportedly offering to host a meeting with Pacific leaders in Port Moresby ahead of the APEC leaders summit in […]

Women entrepreneurs say ICT infrastructure and expertise delivering economic benefits

As Papua New Guinea moves into an era driven by technology, both business and the role of women in business are being transformed, Mollina Kapal tells Business Advantage PNG.

Rise of China creating opportunities and risks, says Treasurer Abel

Treasurer Charles Abel said the rise of China is creating opportunities for Papua New Guinea. But he also pointed to potential risks and a need to develop PNG’s relationship with Australia.

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Mining & petroleum

Papua New Guinea’s mining sector concerned about revised Mining Act

There is growing concern in Papua New Guinea’s mining industry that changes to the Mining Act will discourage investment in the sector. The Executive Director of the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum, Professor Albert Mellam, has said the mining sector is ‘strongly opposed’ to the revised Act.

Security situation a ‘setback’ for business in Southern Highlands Province, says Chamber of Commerce President

Berry Mini, President of the Southern Highlands Chamber of Commerce, told Business Advantage PNG last Friday that there is an increased security presence in Mendi, particularly in front of key commercial and government buildings. The state of emergency is also affecting earthquake recovery supplies.

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Economy/investment

Five questions for climate expert Professor Tim Flannery

The 2016 Paris Agreement, to which Papua New Guinea is a signatory, has committed governments across the globe to a low carbon future. What does that mean for business? Renowned climate expert Professor Tim Flannery tells Business Advantage PNG there will be enormous opportunities.

Rise of China creating opportunities and risks, says Treasurer Abel

Treasurer Charles Abel said the rise of China is creating opportunities for Papua New Guinea. But he also pointed to potential risks and a need to develop PNG’s relationship with Australia.

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Opinion and analysis

Analysis: Papua New Guinea companies using rationalisation to adapt to weaker economic conditions

The sluggish Papua New Guinea economy is triggering a bout of rationalisation, two of the recent examples being in the banking and manufacturing sectors.

Analysis: What the PNG 100 CEO Survey reveals about business in Papua New Guinea

Stephen Howes, Director of the Australian National University’s Development Policy Centre, has analysed the results of Business Advantage International’s long-standing annual PNG 1OO CEO Survey. He has drawn some insightful conclusions.

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Interviews

Five questions for climate expert Professor Tim Flannery

The 2016 Paris Agreement, to which Papua New Guinea is a signatory, has committed governments across the globe to a low carbon future. What does that mean for business? Renowned climate expert Professor Tim Flannery tells Business Advantage PNG there will be enormous opportunities.

Papua New Guinea’s tourism prospects ‘enormous’, says Coral Sea Hotels GM

Papua New Guinea has untapped leisure tourism potential, according to Marc Ehler, recently appointed Group General Manager of Coral Sea Hotels. After a busy APEC year, he tells Business Advantage PNG he is expecting greater competition in 2019.

Infrastructure

Rise of China creating opportunities and risks, says Treasurer Abel

Treasurer Charles Abel said the rise of China is creating opportunities for Papua New Guinea. But he also pointed to potential risks and a need to develop PNG’s relationship with Australia.

Fixing the Highlands Highway urgent, say business operators

According to the Asian Development Bank’s May 2018 update, contracts for the US$800 million (K2.5 billion) multi-tranche funding to rehabilitate Papua New Guinea’s 430km highlands highway will be awarded between August and September.

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Company profiles

Sankamap Exports founder believes Bougainville business has a bright future

Establishing a business on a Papua New Guinea island is a difficult challenge. But Robert Critchley, owner of cocoa and copra supplier, Sankamap Exports, describes how it can be done.

Diversification critical to success in Papua New Guinea, says Hornibrook NGI MD

Vertical integration is the key to growth in Papua New Guinea, according to Hornibrook NGI Managing Director Matthew Lewis. He tells Business Advantage PNG the steel fabrication and construction company is leveraging its in-house capacity to diversify into property and hospitality.

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Latest News

In brief: China offers to host Pacific leaders meeting, and other business stories

China offers to host Pacific leaders meeting, NCS awarded gender equality certification, and Samaritan Aviation to bring a second plane into service. Your weekly digest of the latest business news. The Chinese President Xi Jinping is reportedly offering to host a meeting with Pacific leaders in Port Moresby ahead of the APEC leaders summit in […]

Features

Five questions for climate expert Professor Tim Flannery

The 2016 Paris Agreement, to which Papua New Guinea is a signatory, has committed governments across the globe to a low carbon future. What does that mean for business? Renowned climate expert Professor Tim Flannery tells Business Advantage PNG there will be enormous opportunities.

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: Papua New Guinea companies using rationalisation to adapt to weaker economic conditions

The sluggish Papua New Guinea economy is triggering a bout of rationalisation, two of the recent examples being in the banking and manufacturing sectors.

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