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.

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In Brief: Bougainville referendum postponed until October and other business stories

Bougainville’s independence referendum deferral, Papua New Guinea ranked 109 out of 190 in the World Bank’s 2019 Ease of Doing Business Report and possible changes to the Foreign Investment Regulatory Bill. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.
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In Brief: New petroleum regulator on Papua New Guinea’s radar and other business stories

The Papua New Guinea’s Petroleum Minister has said he will put forward a bill on the proposed National Petroleum Authority and Bougainville receives an extra $US700,000 to support its referendum. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.
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In Brief: World Bank report predicts 5 per cent GDP growth for Papua New Guinea and other business stories

New World Bank report predicts 5% GDP growth for Papua New Guinea in 2019, consumer protection in financial services, and Bloomberg puts a value on Panguna mine. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.
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In Brief: Concern about changes to investment laws and other business stories

Business concern about Papua New Guinea's new foreign investment laws, a new strategy to develop the financial sector and Oil Search CEO receives award. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.
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In brief: State-owned enterprises told to lift performance and other business stories

Papua New Guinea's state-owned enterprises given pep-talk by Minister, new Credit Guarantee Corporation to be established and Ramu NiCo sales fall. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.
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In brief: Papua LNG project to put Papua New Guinea as leading LNG exporter, and other business stories

Forex turnover more than K4b in October, call for joint PNG-Australia coastguard initiative, and one kina chocolate bar on sale locally. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.
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In brief: US$8 billion Frieda River feasibility study released and other business stories

Feasibility study for Frieda River mine in Sepik Province reveals expanded project, government accounts close this Friday and Pacific nations look to extended their exclusive economic zones. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.
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In brief: Lihir most productive mine in PNG, and other business stories

Lihir most productive mine, apprentice of the year named, and a public-private partnership for power in Hela. Your weekly digest of the latest business news. Lihir Gold Mine in the New Ireland Province has topped the mining sector in the country as the most productive mine, according to Mining Minister Johnson Tuke. ‘In 2017, it […]
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