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 online business briefings tackled the issue of managing your business during the COVID-19 crisis. Mahesh Patel, CEO of CPL Group, and Wayne Osterberg, KPMG PNG’s Director Advisory Services, looked at the critical issues during Papua New Guinea’s state of emergency.

People moves: Ok Tedi Development Foundation, CPL Group, Pacific Tourism Organisation

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The Ok Tedi Development Foundation gets a new boss, CPL Group welcomes a Trainee Marketing Manager and Pacific Tourism Organisation gets an interim Chairman.

Retail rollercoaster: Papua New Guinean retailers on wild COVID-19 ride

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Demand is up, foot traffic is down and trading is restricted but Papua New Guinea’s retailers are finding a way through the country’s current lockdown – and some positive changes are here to stay, reports Paul Chai.

Rogue traders challenge CPL Group’s growth in Papua New Guinea

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Rising, quite literally, from the ashes of a devastating fire in 2017, retailer CPL Group is back in the black. However, CEO Mahesh Patel tells Business Advantage PNG that rogue retailers and slow government spending have presented challenges to the retailer’s phoenix story.

People moves: Oil Search, CPL Group, MSME Council

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Oil Search appoints Managing Director, City Pharmacy Limited Group announces a new Chief Operations Officer, and MSME Council gets new team of directors.

Recovery from devastating fire well underway, says CPL’s CEO

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The recovery by CPL Group from a devastating fire has been one of the more remarkable come backs in Papua New Guinean business. But Chief Executive Mahesh Patel tells Business Advantage PNG that there is still a long way to go.

In brief: Fiji codeshare takes off, and other business stories

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Fiji codeshare gets off the ground, trade talks with Australia, and Goroka Airport now welcoming jets. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

People moves: CPL Group, National Capital District, Hilton Hotels and Resorts

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A new City Manager for the NCD, a new General Manager for Hilton, and CPL MD returns

Local knowledge and ‘being there’ critical for business success in the Pacific region

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Looking to invest successfully in the Pacific? There’s no substitute for understanding your market and its people, and for being on the ground. Three successful regional investors also outlined to the Business Investment PNG Conference which sectors have the most potential.