Economic update: Papua New Guinea changes gear

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Papua New Guinea’s economy is now emerging from a period of hiatus following the completion of its massive liquefied gas project. Andrew Wilkins talks exclusively to some of PNG’s top executives to find out their views on the economy.

Papua New Guinea Business Council members concerned at lack of foreign currency

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The President of the Australia–Papua New Guinea Business Council says his members have expressed concern to Prime Minister they are unable to source enough foreign currency.

In brief: Moves to reduce internet charges and other business stories

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New technology may reduce internet charges, Vanuatu assesses cyclone damage and Newcrest buys Wamum gold project. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Business relationships set to expand with growing conference schedule

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Business and investment events covering a diverse range of key industry sectors are lined up for Papua New Guinea throughout 2015. Here are some of the highlights from our events calendar. The major international investment event on PNG in 2015 will be the Papua New Guinea Advantage Investment and Infrastructure Summit, co-hosted for the fifth […]

Involving women in business makes good economic sense, says Lesieli Taviri

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Ending violence, positive discrimination policies, promotion of women and expanding opportunities for women are the four key ways to get more women into business, according to Lesieli Taviri, Chair of the newly-formed Business Coalition for Women.

8 things we took home from the Australia-Papua New Guinea Business Forum

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Business Advantage PNG attended this week’s two-day Australia – Papua New Guinea Business Forum in Cairns. Here are some of our take-home observations from the annual event, which next year will take place in Lae, Morobe Province.

People moves: Telikom PNG, IPBC, PNG Power, APNGBC

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New CEO at Telikom PNG, two new board members at IPBC, a resignation at PNG Power, a new council president, and Leighton’s chairman to retire.

Australia’s relations with Papua New Guinea and the Pacific under the Abbott Government

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There’s a new Liberal-National Coalition government in Canberra, led by Tony Abbott. Jenny Hayward-Jones considers the implications for Papua New Guinea and the Pacific.

Will Manus Island deal benefit business in Papua New Guinea?

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Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill is adamant that businesses on Manus Island ‘will directly benefit’ from the asylum-seeker deal signed last week by himself and Australian counterpart Kevin Rudd. But some business leaders are sceptical.

Australia–Papua New Guinea relations: from ‘maturing’ to ‘uncertainty’ in one afternoon

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The signing of the Regional Resettlement Arrangement between Australia and Papua New Guinea has changed the nature of the bilateral relationship, says the Lowy Institute’s Jenny Hayward-Jones.