Economy/Investment

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Faster and cheaper internet will open up opportunities for Papua New Guinea’s businesses

The high speed Coral Sea Cable System, expected to be completed by the end of this year, will open up development possibilities for several Papua New Guinea industries. Laine Kidner, Chief Executive of data centre services company Connected South Pacific, outlines some of the outstanding opportunities to Business Advantage PNG.
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Papua New Guinea’s controversial proposed foreign investment bill to be withdrawn, say chambers

The proposed Foreign Investment Regulatory Authority Act has been withdrawn, according to Papua New Guinea’s two largest Chambers of Commerce and Industry. They say that the Minister for Commerce & Industry, Wera Mori, would instead look to amend the Investment Promotion Act.
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Six questions for Asian Development Bank Vice President Diwakar Gupta

The Asian Development Bank is one of the largest international investors in Papua New Guinea, mainly in infrastructure. One of its six Vice-Presidents, Diwakar Gupta—who is responsible for Private Sector and Cofinancing Operations—tells Business Advantage PNG the bank also has funds to invest in PNG's private sector—under certain conditions.
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Papua New Guinea proposes foreign investment reforms

Last month, the Papua New Guinea Government tabled the Foreign Investment Regulatory Authority Bill in Parliament. What is the bill designed to achieve and why is the business community concerned? Business Advantage PNG investigates.
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