In Brief: Huawei added to US trade blacklist and other business stories

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The telecom giant Huawei has been blacklisted by the United States, the South Pacific Tourism Organisation has released a positive tourism report for the Pacific region and Papua New Guinea’s Minister for Agriculture introduced the Agriculture Park project to Eastern and Western Highlands provinces. Your weekly digest of business news.

O’Neill flags new initiatives to promote agriculture in Papua New Guinea

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Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and his Agriculture Minister, Benny Allen, have promised to boost access to credit for agricultural projects, develop import substitution and strengthen agricultural institutions. They were addressing the country’s inaugural National Agriculture Summit in Port Moresby this week.

In brief: Port Moresby Chamber backs Northern Australia development for Papua New Guinea, and other business stories

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Port Moresby Chamber applauds development of Northern Australia, Papua New Guinea well-placed on global LNG stage, and SP Brewery launches new brew. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

SP Brewery aims to bolster Papua New Guinea agriculture sector with cassava project

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To expand its local sourcing footprint SP Brewery has launched a new project with the Papua New Guinea Government to develop cassava farms that will provide ingredients for beer manufacturing.

In brief: National Petroleum Company prepares to raise investment billions, and other business stories

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National Petroleum Company to appoint a specialist debt-raising adviser for new oil and gas projects, Treasury says public debt above 35% limit and anti-corruption hotline more successful than expected. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Share restructuring and recapitalisation at Airlines PNG, and other business stories

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Share buyback and recapitalisation at Airlines PNG, lucrative tuna deal signed with United States, and Digicel in talks over buying shares in EMTV. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Opinion: Give Papua New Guinea agriculture the break it needs

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Paul Barker argues for a far greater emphasis on Papua New Guinea’s largest most widespread economic activity—agriculture.