The week's business news in summary. In Brief is sourced from a variety of Papua New Guinea and international media outlets as a service to our readers. Business Advantage PNG makes no claim for the veracity of third party sources.

In brief: Telikom PNG in pre-APEC upgrade, and other business stories

Telikom PNG in pre-APEC upgrade, strong result for Highlands Pacific, PM in Davos, Oil Search's successful 2017, poor roads leading to food wastage, IFC sells BSP shares to Fiji fund, Nautilus trials on track, push to  return artefacts
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In brief: Tuna fishing rebate changes favour on-shore processors, and other business stories

New fishing rebate scheme favours on-shore processors, coffee producer says poor roads in Western Highlands devalues coffee, and Lae laments loss of Alan McLay. Your weekly digest of the latest business news. Trade Minister, Wera Mori, says a threat by foreign fishing firms to close their processing facilities, after the government ended the rebate on […]
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In brief: Details of US$500m Credit Suisse loan to Papua New Guinea revealed, and other business stories

Treasury Minister outlines details of US$500 million loan deal, World Bank commends 2018 Budget, crucial meeting over the future of BCL's exploration licence. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.  
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In brief: Broadening of Papua New Guinea tax base predicted, and other business stories

Future Budgets expected to see significant tax changes, Sovereign Wealth Fund to be finalised in 2018, and PNG Air enters freight market. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.
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In brief: Papua New Guinea signs up to China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative, and other business stories

China deal to benefit Highlands provinces, call for restructure of agriculture department and quarantine authority, and Pacific Assurance Group goes into liquidation. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.
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In brief: Australia aims to build undersea cables to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, and other business stories

Australia undermines Chinese bid to build undersea cables, gas-fired power project approved by NEC, and Frieda River gold project to start in 2019. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.
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