Boardroom briefing: Papua New Guinea’s regional clout, the customer is king, and keeping remote workers happy

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Papua New Guinea’s standing as a regional power, customer service post-COVID,  and remote care for at-home workers. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

Boardroom briefing: the future of China/US relations, CDC updates corona guidance and traditional food back on the menu in Timor Leste

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The possible ‘decoupling’ of China and the US, COVID can infect people from further than six feet away and Timor Leste creates an appetite for traditional foods. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

Why Papua New Guinea may never benefit from China’s Belt and Road

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Papua New Guinea signed up to China’s Belt and Road initiative in 2018 but this is unlikely to result in significant investment, according to Dinny McMahon, author of China’s Great Wall of Debt.

Boardroom briefing: has China outpaced the US? internet by balloon, and business confidence

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Has China taken a bite out of America’s top-economy status, Google’s new remote-area internet plan and how to bring back consumer confidence. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

Not fast enough: why China’s push into Papua New Guinea has been ineffective [opinion]

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China’s push into PNG has been surprisingly slow and ineffective. Why has Beijing found the going so tough? Ian Kemish, Former Australian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, explains.

Boardroom Briefing: corporate talent pool widens, Visa to help Asia-Pacific SMEs, and supporting entrepreneurs

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Corporates looking further afield for talent post-COVID, Visa aims to help 10 million Asia-Pacific SMEs and one university doubles down on its support for entrepreneurs. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

In brief: China and Papua New Guinea strengthen commercial ties and other business stories

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Papua New Guinea can now export seafood directly to mainland China, the World Bank projects GDP growth in South East Asia and the Pacific region to fall to 0.5 per cent and an agriculture project is set to transform Eastern Highlands province. The news you need to kickstart your week.

Boardroom briefing: small retailers in trouble, the future of post-pandemic work and Chinese-US relations get frosty

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Singapore sees retail landscape change, how work will look post pandemic and COVID-19 infects Chinese-US relations. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

Boardroom briefing: COVID-19 data security risks, oil price goes negative and China’s digital future

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The COVID-19 risks business may not be thinking about, the US oil price is negative for the first time ever and COVID-19 accelerates China’s digital future. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

In brief: Papua New Guinea’s financial institutions respond to State of Emergency and other business stories

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Papua New Guinea’s financial institutions offer businesses support for State of Emergency, Oil Search cuts staff, and Air Niugini to resume flights. The business news you need to kickstart your week.