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Newcrest Mining still waiting to resume discussions over ‘premier’ Wafi-Golpu project, says senior executive

Newcrest Mining Ltd is still waiting to resume discussions with the Papua New Guinea government to grant a Special Mining Lease to start developing the Wafi-Golpu gold-copper project. The enforced delay has given the company license to focus on its other projects, reports David James.
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Papua New Guinea’s Mineral Resource Authority orders closure of Ramu Nickel processing plant

Papua New Guinea’s Mineral Resource Authority has ordered the indefinite closure of Ramu Nickel processing plant operations after it failed to comply with 16 remedial measures issued following a slurry spill into Basamuk Bay on August 24.
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In brief: Parliament passes 10 Papua LNG Project Amendment Bills and other business stories

Parliament passes Papua LNG Project Amendments Bills, the Minister for Petroleum announces that the P'nyang gas field project will be a standalone project, and Twinza Oil says it expects the first production of liquids from the Pasca A condensate gas field by 2022. Your weekly digest of business news.
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Prime Minister Marape flags more support for small business and less for future resources projects

Prime Minister James Marape has outlined a two-pronged economic strategy to boost Papua New Guinea’s economy. He has also commented on the government's attempts to manage the country’s rising debt, reports David James.
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