In brief: Air Niugini expands services with Melanesian partnership, and other business stories

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Air Niugini secures agreement with Air Vanuatu and Solomon Airlines, Cue Energy rejects takeover offer, and Steamships closes Highlands Highway operations. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Newcrest output at Lihir ‘below expectations’ despite improvement, and other business stories

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Production issues hit Newcrest, Digicel launches cloud-based product, and Mitsui delivers PNG LNG carrier. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: InterOil chief says Elk-Antelope project will support ‘at least two trains’, and other business stories

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More details about the potential of the Elk-Antelope LNG Project emerge, 108 companies apply for exemptions to minimum wage increase, and social media fundraising underway to buy Bougainville cocoa. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Ratings agency warning on debt and other business news

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Moody’s warns debt could prompt downgrade, tax review committee considers capital gains tax and an EU warning to curb illegal fishing in PNG. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Analysis: Pacific governments need to tighten regime for foreign tuna fleets

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The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) agreed at its meeting in Honiara in March 2014 to set limits on tuna catches. Sean Dorney argues Pacific governments now need to address illegal fishing, an errant European Union, and the threat posed by subsidised foreign fishing fleets.