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Nine things businesses need to know about Bougainville’s referendum

The writ has been issued and postal voting has commenced ahead of the long-awaited referendum on independence for the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. Here are nine things you should know about the referendum.
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Supplementary budget imposes greater austerity on Papua New Guinea’s economy

The Papua New Guinea government has brought down a supplementary Budget to address what it described as a 'record budget deficit.' The Minister for Treasury, Ian Ling-Stuckey, claimed it is necessary to get the Budget within sound fiscal limits.
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In brief: new guidelines for Kumul Petroleum Holdings and other business news

Kumul Petroleum Holding Limited has been asked to cease exploration, drilling and greenfield investments, the World Bank has released an economic update signalling economic slowdown in Asian and Pacific economies, and K92 Mining has released its Q3 results above budget. Your weekly digest of business news.
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What Papua New Guinea’s central bank is saying about the economy

Ahead of this week's expected Supplementary Budget, the Bank of Papua New Guinea’s September Monetary Policy Statement points to continued financial pressures, despite a strong trade performance. David James considers what it means for foreign exchange and domestic demand.
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Focus moves to P’nyang agreement after government endorsement of Papua LNG

After the government’s endorsement of the Papua LNG Gas Agreement in September, attention has shifted to achieving a deal for the P’nyang gas project. Its developers see its pending approval as a prerequisite for the commencement of Papua LNG.
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The ambitious 20-year plan to create Papua New Guinea’s national road network

The 20-year National Road Network Strategy to improve Papua New Guinea’s roads is about to begin. David Wereh, Secretary of the Department of Works & Implementation, says the strategy aims to address both maintenance of existing roads and building new connections.
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In brief: Papua New Guinea may face its largest budget deficit to date and other business stories

Papua New Guinea's Minister for Treasury finds the national budget in a 'much more fragile situation', K12 billion in unbanked money circulating, and poor regulations may be affecting SMEs. Your weekly digest of business news.
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The Marape Manifesto: Prime Minister announces bold new course for Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister, James Marape, has issued The Marape Manifesto, a blueprint outlining his priorities in government. It flags some big changes, especially in the resource sector. David James explores.
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