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ICCC proposes to disallow Kina Bank’s acquisition of Westpac’s Pacific assets

In an interim determination, Papua New Guinea's Independent Consumer and Competition Commission (ICCC) says it may not allow Kina Bank to buy Westpac's remaining assets in the Pacific.
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Oil Search and Digicel bids: is Papua New Guinea entering mergers and acquisitions season?

Australian telecommunications giant Telstra has been in negotiations to buy Digicel, Papua New Guinea's largest telco. Meanwhile, gas company Santos has been pursuing PNG's largest company, Oil Search. Why is PNG seeing such mergers and acquisitions activity, and are more likely?
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Twinza Oil and Papua New Guinea Government conclude negotiations on Pasca A gas project

The Papua New Guinea Government and Twinza Oil have concluded negotiations on terms for Pasca A, PNG's first offshore gas project. While the terms are subject to approval by PNG's National Executive Council, a signed gas agreement is expected as soon as the end of this month.
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Geopacific Resources’ ‘phenomenal’ Woodlark project to produce gold within 18 months

Australian miner Geopacific Resources has secured funding to develop the gold mine on Papua New Guinea’s Woodlark Island in Papua New Guinea’s Milne Bay Province. Business Advantage PNG spoke exclusively to Chairman Ian Clyne and CEO Tim Richards about their expectations for the project.
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BSP denies regulator’s anti-money laundering allegations

BSP Financial Group (BFL) has responded to allegations made by the Bank of Papua New Guinea's Financial Analysis and Supervision Unit (FASU) that it was in breach of the country's anti-money laundering laws. Meanwhile, the Bank of PNG's Governor has distanced the central bank from the allegations made by its own unit.
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How Papua New Guinea can boost its coffee production [analysis]

Papua New Guinea has the potential to become one of the top coffee producers in the world. Deputy Director of the National Research Institute, Eugene Ezebilo, explores what other countries have done to boost their coffee production and how these strategies could be implemented in PNG.
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