Ringing in the changes: SIM registration the biggest challenge to bmobile’s ecommerce future in Papua New Guinea

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Anthony Pakakota, CEO of bmobile, said that the company’s future is in the space of ecommerce, but some challenges remain, including SIM registration for Papua New Guineans with no form of identification.

Ready for business: Papua New Guinea’s Ihu Special Economic Zone approved

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The National Executive Council has given the nod to Papua New Guinea’s first special economic zone. Project Director Peter KenGemar tells Business Advantage PNG about how it could boost local jobs and investment

Papua New Guinea could see more than K2.5 billion from regional infrastructure funds

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Speaking at a Business Advantage PNG webinar, two of the region’s largest infrastructure investment funds – the Asian Development Bank and the new Australian Infrastructure Finance Facility for the Pacific – have announced major support for road and electricity projects in Papua New Guinea, with more to come.

Bank South Pacific to launch new online payment system

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Bank South Pacific’s new BSP Pay service is launched this month with a view to helping MSMEs reach its 1.8 million customers online.

Turning the tide: Papua New Guinea’s coastal shipping sector finds its voice

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The PNG Coastal Ship Owners Association has had a revamp and it has a new aim to make sure that this vital service gets the respect it deserves. New chairman of the association, James Midgley, talks to Business Advantage PNG.

Making things harder: how manufacturers are adapting to Papua New Guinea’s pandemic trading landscape

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Chey Scovell, head of the Papua New Guinea Manufacturers Council, talks to Business Advantage PNG about how his sector is confronting the challenges of the new normal and an uneven playing field.

Less queues, more money: Papua New Guinea government land leases go online in ‘game-changing’ move

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Secretary of the Department of Land and Physical Planning, Benjamin Samson, talks to Business Advantage PNG about how his department’s move into e-government might increase revenue and make life easier for business.

Boardroom briefing: Zoom fatigue, post-pandemic working week and retrenchment today

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Fighting Zoom fatigue, pandemic transforming the working week and retrenchment becomes less taboo. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

Living with the virus: what Papua New Guinea’s ‘niupela pasin’ looks like

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The Port Moresby ‘lockdown’ is over and Prime Minister James Marape has said that Papua New Guinea will have to ‘adjust to living with COVID-19’. Eleven new measures will help show the way for business and PNG citizens alike.

COVID-19 hits Papua New Guinea’s mining sector

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COVID-19 has reached Papua New Guinea’s mining sector, with its two major mines announcing cases. Meanwhile, new measures are being introduced in response to the growing numbers of infections.