In brief: Barrick removes Porgera mine’s production from guidance and other business stories

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Porgera mine output is removed from Barrick’s full year guidance, Westpac announces new division for Westpac Pacific and Australia and New Zealand agree on a ‘trans-Tasman COVID-safe’ travel zone. The business news you need to kick-start your week.

Rooms vacant: Papua New Guinea hotels feel the pinch

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Two Papua New Guinea hotels have shut their doors temporarily because of the COVID-19 state of emergency and others have put in place tough measures to guarantee their survival.

Boardroom briefing: Air Niugini alerts Apple users about safety issues, Android adopts new naming conventions, and best companies to work in Australia

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MacBook Pro recall due to battery issues, Android simplifies its naming convention and updates its logo, and the best companies to work for in Australia. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

Hilton Hotel opening in Port Moresby a ‘key story’ for Papua New Guinea says MD

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All eyes this week are on Port Moresby in general and the capital’s new Hilton Hotel in particular. Business Advantage PNG takes a look at the site that will host the APEC Leaders’ Gala Dinner and Cultural Performance.

In brief: Visas-on-arrival suspensions for November, and other business news

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Visa suspensions to hit tourism, rice imports slammed, and a coal power plant proposed for Lae. 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

Port Moresby’s remarkable dining boom

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A boom in new restaurants is improving the quality and variety of dining options in Papua New Guinea’s capital, Port Moresby, as never before, observes Andrew Wilkins.

What’s on the agenda for Papua New Guinea business in 2017?

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As Papua New Guinea business gets back to work, Business Advantage PNG looks at some of the issues coming up in 2017. It looks likely to be a year of preparing for better times.

APEC to reveal tourism as Papua New Guinea’s ‘sleeping giant’

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The hosting of the APEC Summit in Port Moresby in 2018 has sparked a flurry of investment in tourism infrastructure. It promises to kick start the country’s tourism industry as the nation’s capital gets more hotel rooms, airports are upgraded and a new tourism minister takes the helm.

Papua New Guinea business sees light at the end of the tunnel

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In spite of the talk about an economic slowdown in 2016, Papua New Guinea’s capital, Port Moresby, is a city where plenty is still happening as 2015 comes to a close. Business Advantage International’s Andrew Wilkins reflects on recent discussions with Papua New Guinea business leaders.