Boardroom briefing: Big Food looks to local suppliers, ADB predicts a bigger role for PPPs, and really remote working

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Changes in the global food industry may be a good thing, new models required to fund infrastructure post-COVID-19, and lessons from extremely remote jobs. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

Papua New Guinea’s state of emergency extended by two weeks

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Parliament has voted to extend Papua New Guinea’s state of emergency by two weeks while it debates how the country will look when the restrictions are eventually eased.

Boardroom briefing: capital raising in Papua New Guinea during COVID-19, can big data predict your health and how tech is helping curb the pandemic

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Raising capital in Papua New Guinea during the pandemic, the Chinese city giving residents a ‘health score’ and Microsoft talks tech and the future of pandemics. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

Crisis management: taking care of business during Papua New Guinea’s SOE

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The first in a series of Business Advantage PNG webinars tackled the issue of Managing Your Business During Papua New Guinea’s COVID-19 crisis. Mahesh Patel, CEO of CPL Group, and Wayne Osterberg, KPMG PNG’s Director Advisory Services, looked at the critical issues during the state of emergency.

Boardroom briefing: possible downsides of Zoom, new working rules and reopening after the pandemic

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Are online meetings effective for negotiations, China a ‘laboratory’ for new work rules and how to reopen your business after lockdown. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

Papua New Guinea Treasurer details K600 million stimulus package

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Papua New Guinea’s National Executive Council has announced that K600 million will start to flow to the health, security, agriculture, business and household sectors as a first step in the government’s K5.7 billion coronavirus Economic Stimulus Package. Treasurer Ian Ling-Stuckey said this is K100 million more than was initially planned.

No recession for Papua New Guinea post COVID-19, says Central Bank

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The Bank of Papua New Guinea in its latest Monetary Policy Statement is predicting that the Papua New Guinea economy will not go into recession this year and there will be a strong recovery next year. But it says that the COVID-19 pandemic has badly affected many of the key sectors in the economy.

Survival mode: the impact of COVID-19 on working in Papua New Guinea

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Flexible work arrangements, losing key workers and restricted travel: these are unprecedented times for managing staff in Papua New Guinea. Gabriella Munoz talks to some top recruiters about the challenges being faced by employers and jobseekers.

Business chambers to Treasury: business needs your help

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As the government seeks to start disbursing the funds raised by its COVID-19 bond, the presidents of Papua New Guinea’s two largest business chambers tell Business Advantage PNG they are looking for a stimulus package ‘with teeth’.

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.