In brief: China offers to host Pacific leaders meeting, and other business stories

China offers to host Pacific leaders meeting, NCS awarded gender equality certification, and Samaritan Aviation to bring a second plane into service. Your weekly digest of the latest business news. The Chinese President Xi Jinping is reportedly offering to host a meeting with Pacific leaders in Port Moresby ahead of the APEC leaders summit in […]

‘Paradise’ magazine’s first annual edition published

The Paradise Annual 2018, featuring stories and photos about Papua New Guinea’s travel and culture, has just been been released. The special collectors’ publication includes the most popular stories and photos that have featured in the regular issues of Paradise, the in-flight magazine of Air Niugini.

In brief: Fiji codeshare takes off, and other business stories

Fiji codeshare gets off the ground, trade talks with Australia, and Goroka Airport now welcoming jets. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

People moves: Air Niugini, Foreign Affairs Dept, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Air Niugini CEO to retire, new Secretary of the Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade, a new Partner at law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Papua New Guinea Earthquake Update: relief efforts continue as Restoration Authority established

The Papua New Guinea government has set up a new authority to oversee the restoration of services and infrastructure, following the February 26 earthquake. As humanitarian relief work continues, analysts expect GDP to fall slightly.

In brief: Quake damage in LNG and Ok Tedi mining areas, and other business stories

ExxonMobil, Oil Search close LNG production facilites after quake, analysts expect kina to fall ‘over the near-term’, and agreement being finalised to allow Philippines farmers to grow rice in PNG. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

People moves: DHL Global Forwarding, Air Niugini, Olympic Committee

A new Country Manager at DHL Global Forwarding, two Executive appointments at Air Niugini, PNG Sports administrator appointed to Olympic Ethics Committee 

People moves: Bougainville Copper, Westpac, Air Niugini, PNGICSA

A new chair at Bougainville Copper, Westpac appoints a new Pacific Regional Head, a new Sales Manager for Air Niugini in the New Guinea Islands and a new chief migration officer appointed by the National Executive Council

Air Niugini looking to make Jacksons Airport a regional hub says chairman

National airline Air Niugini is helping establish Jacksons International Airport as a regional hub, according to the company’s Chairman, Sir Frederick Reiher. He told the Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference that the choice of new routes to China were made with that strategy in mind.

Papua New Guinea should target second tier cities in China, says expert

To deal effectively with China it is best to target second tier cities, David Thomas, Chief Executive of Think Global Consulting, told the Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference in Sydney. He said the country’s GDP and middle class will double in the next decade, profoundly altering the world economy.