Boardroom Briefing: Fake news, staff productivity and business pitches

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Finland sets example to fight fake news, how to increase staff productivity, and the correct level of enthusiasm for pitching a business. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

AkzoNobel’s new strategy sees it move out of retail sales

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Paint company Akzo Nobel is taking a new strategic direction in Papua New Guinea, according to Chief Executive Officer, Navin Raju. He tells Business Advantage PNG that the prospects for growth are sound.

People moves: Interim Cabinet appointments, Air Niugini, Securities Commission of PNG, Maigari Limited, KPMG, Akzo Nobel (PNG), Pacific Foam Group

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O’Neill appoints new Treasurer, a new Chair of the Securities Commission, Air Niugini appoints first woman to head a subsidiary,  Ramu landowner board appointments, new partner at KPMG, a new CEO at Akzo Nobel, and a Group Operations Manager at Pacific Foam Group

Putting people first in Papua New Guinea business: the human resources challenge

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Managing human resources is always one of the principle challenges in business. In Papua New Guinea, the approaches have to be specific to the local culture and expectations of workers. Business Advantage PNG looks at some of the different ways that the issue is tackled.

Survival of Papua New Guinea industry threatened unless greater protection, say business figures

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There is a growing call for greater protection of Papua New Guinea industry to respond to allegedly unfair international competition. A number of manufacturers tell Business Advantage PNG that most countries have used protectionism to foster their domestic industries and it is time for PNG to do the same.

Manufacturers survey: adapting to tougher economic conditions

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Papua New Guinea’s manufacturers experienced difficult conditions in 2015 and many are concerned that things will get worse before they get better. David James talks to some of the key figures from the sector to find out how they are coping with the tough market conditions.

AkzoNobel looks to expand for the long term in Papua New Guinea

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Difficult economic conditions can be a time for committed companies to expand market share and establish themselves for the long term. Mikael Ruben, Managing Director of paint manufacturer AkzoNobel tells Business Advantage PNG his company sees the need to remain aggressive in Papua New Guinea.

Profile: AkzoNobel

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If you have spent much time in Papua New Guinea you may not necessarily have heard of AkzoNobel, but you’ll almost certainly be familiar with its Taubmans and International brands of paint. In fact, AkzoNobel is the world’s largest paints and coatings company and employs more than 55,000 people worldwide. AkzoNobel entered the PNG market […]