Grand Papua Hotel embarks on two-year transformation as resource boom beckons

Port Moresby's Grand Papua Hotel is getting a complete makeover that promises new restaurant and bar concepts and updated, high-tech rooms. Business Advantage PNG speaks to Peter Laigaard Jensen, CEO of Steamships Hospitality and Coral Sea Hotels, to find out what guests can expect from the revamped landmark.
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In Papua New Guinea for the long stay: Hilton, Marriott and more

Papua New Guinea's property developers have been busy renovating properties and putting the finishing touches to new projects, including Marriott- and Hilton-branded executive apartments, as the sector gears up for greater economic activity.
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Smartphone use to surge in Papua New Guinea, says Vodafone CEO

Pradeep Lal, CEO of Vodafone Papua New Guinea, speaks to Business Advantage PNG about the challenges of establishing a robust nationwide network, and the massive opportunity ahead, as surging data use in the country encourages more customers to switch to smartphones.
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Forex, debt and governance: the IMF assesses Papua New Guinea’s progress

A year ago, the International Monetary Fund commenced a program in Papua New Guinea, focused on improving government debt, foreign exchange shortages and governance. Business Advantage PNG sits down with the IMF's Resident Representative in PNG, Sohrab Rafiq, to discuss progress on these three critical issues.
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Papua New Guinea faces higher fuel prices as shortages continue

Fuel buyers in Papua New Guinea have been warned to expect higher prices as the government negotiates with global suppliers to end shortages in the local market related to the winding back of Puma Energy's operations in the country. Meanwhile, short-term solutions are being put in place.
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