In brief: More than a billion kina for ‘maritime infrastructure’ and other business stories

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PNG Ports announced a K1.1 billion partnership with Australia for maritime infrastructure, Geopacific Resources gets funding for Woodlark Island gold mine and new training program for SMEs. The business news in brief.

In brief: Bougainville and Papua New Guinea government in post-referendum talks and other business stories

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Papua New Guinea’s National Government and Bougainville continue post-referendum talks, Bank South Pacific signs MoU with the Department of Finance for an online payment solution and Newcrest pledges zero carbon emissions by 2050. The business news in brief.

People moves: Oil Search, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, PNG Air

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Oil Search appoints six Independent Committee Members, new cabinet members for the Autonomous Region of Bougainville and PNG Air announces changes at the helm.

In brief: Asian Development Bank to invest in Kina and other business stories

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Kina and the Asian Development Bank join forces, the Bank of Papua New Guinea launches its ‘regulatory sandpit’, and PNG’s first rooftop solar power trial begins. This is your weekly digest of business news.

On Bougainville’s higher ground: Mount Balbi

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Bougainville’s Mount Balbi is an active volcano that rewards trekkers with stunning scenery, steaming fumaroles and a blue crater lake.

Boardroom briefing: the challenges of upgrading an airline fleet, Bougainville boost and designing happy workplaces

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Future-proofing Papua New Guinea’s national airline, the first beneficiary of the Bougainville Referendum, and planning workspaces to help increase productivity. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

In brief: negotiations for P’nyang hit a wall and other business stories

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Minister expresses disappointment over P’nyang negotiations, companies owe about K1.8 billion in salaries and wages to the Internal Revenue Commission, and Australia is set to provide over K1 billion loan to PNG. Your weekly digest of business news.

Nine things businesses need to know about Bougainville’s referendum

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The writ has been issued and postal voting has commenced ahead of the long-awaited referendum on independence for the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. Here are nine things you should know about the referendum.

Time to address ‘serious structural issues’ in the economy, says Wera Mori

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Papua New Guinea’s Minister for Commerce and Industry, Wera Mori, outlined an ambitious plan to boost Special Economic Zones and attract foreign direct investment to PNG at the 2019 Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference. Here’s what you need to know.

Bamboo pipes and swaying grass skirts in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

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Olga Fontanellaz travels to the little-known Reeds Festival in Papua New Guinea’s Autonomous Region of Bougainville.