Around the world: Sri Lanka praises PNG/Visa talks with Gillard/3rd palm oil investor/Takeover Oil Search/Disruptive technologies


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Sri Lanka praises PNG

The Sri Lankan media is trumpeting Papua New Guinea’s support for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) it is scheduled to host later this year. Several countries including Canada are expressing disquiet over the venue in protest against alleged human rights violations.

Visa talks with Gillard

The Australian reports that Prime Minister Peter O’Neill plans to raise the issue of PNG visas to Australia during Julia Gillard’s visit this week to his country. However, during a short visit to PNG last week, Australia’s Foreign Minister Bob Carr ruled out the introduction of visas on arrival.

Third Malaysian palm oil investor?

According to The Star of Malaysia, Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGVH)  is considering becoming the third Malaysian investor in PNG’s palm oil sector. The group is ‘conducting feasibility studies and technical due diligence, with the possibility of starting with 10,000 ha.’

Take over Oil Search: analysts

The Wall Street Journal’s Money Beat blog reports the intriguing suggestion from analysts at CIMB that Woodside Petroleum should consider a bid for Oil Search Ltd as a way of addressing its lack of new major projects.

Disruptive technologies

Finally, don’t miss this fascinating feature on the disruptive technologies that are changing how the world does business, from Australia’s Business Insider.

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