Boardroom briefing: China’s new airport, a social robot could train employees and corporate tax avoidance

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China’s new airport to open in September, a social robot could help train employees in the near future and corporate tax avoidance hits Papua New Guinea. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

Australia’s Pacific Step Up puts Pacific countries in delicate bargaining position

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During a visit to the Solomon Islands last month, Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, announced a 10-year AUD$250 million (K582 million) package for infrastructure. Kevin McQuillan explores Australia’s Pacific ‘Step Up’ policy. 

Rise of China creating opportunities and risks, says Treasurer Abel

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Treasurer Charles Abel said the rise of China is creating opportunities for Papua New Guinea. But he also pointed to potential risks and a need to develop PNG’s relationship with Australia.

In brief: Dual citizenship a reality by March, and other business stories

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Dual citizenship almost a reality, Wereh outlines the impact of climate change on road design and funding, and the cost to business of family violence revealed. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: BSP Chairman says dual listing on ASX ‘speculative’, and other Papua New Guinea business news

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Papua New Guinea’s largest bank considers dual listing, ADB outlook for PNG ‘positive’, and Santos restructures. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: O’Neill says Papua New Guinea government has no interest in owning Panguna mine, and other business stories

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O’Neill not interested in buying Rio Tinto’s 53% of Bougainville Copper Limited, central bank governor warns government to restrain spending, and kina falls against most currencies in September quarter. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Plenty of growth yet in China for Papua New Guinea business

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China’s economy has promising prospects even as it adapts to a ‘new normal’ stage of its economic development. So what impact will a lower Chinese growth rate have on Papua New Guinea? Business Advantage PNG asks three regional analysts.

Meet the Pacific’s new man in Beijing

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David Morris is the Pacific’s new Trade Commissioner to Beijing. He talks to Business Advantage PNG about the changing nature of China’s economy and the trade and investment opportunities for the Pacific Islands that can arise from being part of China’s new ‘Maritime Silk Road’.

China and India’s growing business links with Papua New Guinea and the Pacific

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Pacific leaders have been the recipients of largesse from India’s Prime Minister and China’s President, who met in Fiji last week. Meanwhile, a new ANZ report details the increasingly close links between China’s aid and its investment in the Pacific.

In brief: Secrecy over proposed Sovereign Wealth Fund criticised, and other business stories

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Failure to set up the Sovereign Wealth Fund criticised, Telikom undertakes ‘due diligence’ on EMTV, and a call to continue tax breaks for resource sector investors. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.