In Brief: Bougainville referendum postponed until October and other business stories

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Bougainville’s independence referendum deferral, Papua New Guinea ranked 109 out of 190 in the World Bank’s 2019 Ease of Doing Business Report and possible changes to the Foreign Investment Regulatory Bill. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Cost of running APEC close to K1 billion, and other business stories

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Treasurer Charles Abel puts APEC cost between K900-K1 billion, feasibility plans for five ports, export licences for bech-de-mer likely to be slashed. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Sankamap Exports founder believes Bougainville business has a bright future

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Establishing a business on a Papua New Guinea island is a difficult challenge. But Robert Critchley, owner of cocoa and copra supplier, Sankamap Exports, describes how it can be done.

In brief: Newcrest sells Hidden Valley stake to Harmony and other business news

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Newcrest Mining sells its Hidden Valley stake to Harmony Gold, group marketing of coffee exports to South Korea and an agreement to ban harmful fisheries subsidies. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.