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Five questions for SP Brewery’s Ed Weggemans

There’s been a change at the top at PNG’s largest brewer. Business Advantage PNG catches up with Ed Weggemans, new Managing Director of Heineken-owned SP Brewery.

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Kumulsoft heads for the Cloud

What assets does your business own, where are they, and what are they worth? Papua New Guinea software company Kumulsoft has developed a solution that provides the answers, CEO Marsh Narewec tells Business Advantage PNG.

HR strategies for Papua New Guinea

David James reports how Papua New Guinean businesses are taking local cultural considerations into account in the management of their staff.

The export markets that matter to Papua New Guinea – and how they are changing

What’s happening in Papua New Guinea’s three most important export markets? Demographer Bernard Salt says social trends in China, Australia and Japan will affect the business they do with PNG in the future, and present new opportunities.

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Virtual reality and village homestays: a Papua New Guinea approach to architecture

Pawa Architecture uses 3D renders and virtual reality technology to illustrate its designs. Managing Director Andrew McFadden tells Business Advantage PNG that the company looks to deliver buildings that meet community needs.

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Latest news

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Nine things businesses need to know about Bougainville’s referendum

The writ has been issued and postal voting has commenced ahead of the long-awaited referendum on independence for the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. Here are nine things you should know about the referendum.

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Supplementary budget imposes greater austerity on Papua New Guinea’s economy

The Papua New Guinea government has brought down a supplementary Budget to address what it described as a ‘record budget deficit.’ The Minister for Treasury, Ian Ling-Stuckey, claimed it is necessary to get the Budget within sound fiscal limits.

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In brief: new guidelines for Kumul Petroleum Holdings and other business news

Kumul Petroleum Holding Limited has been asked to cease exploration, drilling and greenfield investments, the World Bank has released an economic update signalling economic slowdown in Asian and Pacific economies, and K92 Mining has released its Q3 results above budget. Your weekly digest of business news.

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Opinion and analysis

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Opinion: Papua New Guinea’s confusing budget debate

Amid claim and counter-claim, the true state of the Papua New Guinean economy is lost amid personality politics, argues Divine Word University’s Bernard Yegiora.

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Economy/investment

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What Papua New Guinea’s central bank is saying about the economy

Ahead of this week’s expected Supplementary Budget, the Bank of Papua New Guinea’s September Monetary Policy Statement points to continued financial pressures, despite a strong trade performance. David James considers what it means for foreign exchange and domestic demand.

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Focus moves to P’nyang agreement after government endorsement of Papua LNG

After the government’s endorsement of the Papua LNG Gas Agreement in September, attention has shifted to achieving a deal for the P’nyang gas project. Its developers see its pending approval as a prerequisite for the commencement of Papua LNG.

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People moves

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People moves: NASFUND, Paradise Foods

NASFUND appoints a new board member and a Chaplain joins Paradise Foods Ltd.

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Boardroom briefing

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Boardroom briefing: a lesson from Dyson, the importance of hobbies and world’s most competitive countries

How to end a project gracefully, getting a hobby to increase productivity, and a quick look at the Global Competitiveness Report 2019. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

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Interviews

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Five questions for SP Brewery’s Ed Weggemans

There’s been a change at the top at PNG’s largest brewer. Business Advantage PNG catches up with Ed Weggemans, new Managing Director of Heineken-owned SP Brewery.

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Infrastructure

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A tale of two cities: why successful investment in Lae is a boost for Port Moresby

Lae, Papua New Guinea’s second-largest city, is again emerging as a key location for investment. Far from drawing investors away from capital Port Moresby, a buoyant Lae could actually be good for both cities, say representatives from the two cities’ business chambers.

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Company profiles

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The secrets behind Niugini Organics’ diversification into the domestic market

After ten years of exporting, Niugini Organics is now selling its certified organic coconut products domestically. It has required a very different approach, co-director Dennis Hill tells Business Advantage PNG.

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Latest News

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Nine things businesses need to know about Bougainville’s referendum

The writ has been issued and postal voting has commenced ahead of the long-awaited referendum on independence for the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. Here are nine things you should know about the referendum.

Features

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Five questions for SP Brewery’s Ed Weggemans

There’s been a change at the top at PNG’s largest brewer. Business Advantage PNG catches up with Ed Weggemans, new Managing Director of Heineken-owned SP Brewery.

Opinion

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Opinion: Papua New Guinea’s confusing budget debate

Amid claim and counter-claim, the true state of the Papua New Guinean economy is lost amid personality politics, argues Divine Word University’s Bernard Yegiora.