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In brief: Prime Minister Marape invites US and China to invest in Papua New Guinea and other stories

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Prime Minister James Marape on a free trade agreement with China, invitation to the United States to invest in Papua New Guinea extended, and renewed interest in the Solwara One project.

Papua New Guinea’s resources sector to gather in Sydney

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Next month’s 16th Papua New Guinea Mining and Petroleum Investment Conference in Sydney (5 to 7 December) will mark the event’s return for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. Business Advantage PNG previews what to expect.

Queensland launches new Pacific Trade Strategy

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Last week, Queensland Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Cameron Dick visited Papua New Guinea to launch the Australian state’s new Pacific Trade Strategy. Business Advantage PNG caught up with him for an exclusive chat.

People moves: St Barbara

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Change of leadership at St Barbara.

Executive class: up-and-coming Papua New Guinea professionals [part 4]

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Meet Jacqui Joseph, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder of Equal Playing Field, an NGO working  to prevent gender-based violence. Joseph is another Papua New Guinean under 40 making a difference in the community.

Five questions for Mauro Leone, Area General Manager for IHG in Papua New Guinea

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IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group) PNG is represented by the Holiday Inn Suites, Holiday Inn Express and the Crowne Plaza Residences in Port Moresby. We sat down with IHG’s Area General Manager Mauro Leone to see how the group is trading — and what he expects from the year to come.

In brief: Morobe government to revisit Hidden Valley agreement and other stories

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The Morobe government to revisit Hidden Valley agreement, PNG DataCo still repairing the cables broken in the September earthquake and the Investment Promotion Authority to get a new online registry before the year ends. Business news in summary.

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Executive class: up-and-coming Papua New Guinea professionals [part 3]

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Eunice Parua is an under 40 Papua New Guinean who is dazzling with her executive skills. She is a Litigation Partner at Leahy, Lewin, Lowing, Sullivan Lawyers, and she sat down with us to talk about inspiration, motivation and leadership. This is the third part of our Executive Class series.

People moves: BSP, Barrick Gold, Heduru Moni, Kina Bank, Coca-Cola

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A new Group CEO for BSP Financial Group, Barrick Gold and Heduru Moni announce new Independent Directors, Kina Bank welcomes new Regional Manager and Coca-Cola appoints new marketing executive.

Foreign exchange shortages still biting business in Papua New Guinea

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The Bank of Papua New Guinea expects a ‘windfall’ from higher international commodity prices to alleviate some of the country’s foreign exchange shortages. However, anecdotal evidence suggests the forex situation is actually getting worse.