In brief: Mining resumes at the Porgera gold mine following partial closure, and other business stories

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Suspension of operations at Porgera mine lifted after 16 days, consumers to wait for imported vegetables, and Woodside reiterates ‘fairness’ of Oil Search takeover offer. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

People moves: Horizon Oil, RAMSI

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Horizon Oil Chairman stepping down, a new Special Co-Ordinator for RAMSI

In brief: Total to lead Elk-Antelope gas development, and other business stories

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Joint venture elects Total as operator, PNG DataCo discusses Solomon Islands link, and WCB Resources lifts stake in gold project. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: PNG LNG project plans investment decision on third train in 2017, and other business stories

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PNG Government signs agreement with PNG LNG project partners, UN expects significant economic growth in PNG, and National Petroleum Company to revise annual plan following oil crash. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Talisman Energy prepares to drill at Papua New Guinea’s Stanley gas project

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Despite a takeover of its Canadian parent by Spanish energy company, Respol, it’s business as usual for Talisman Energy PNG as it develops the Stanley gas field. Vice President and General Manager Grant Christie explains to Business Advantage PNG what 2015 holds.

High interest rates a hurdle for investors, says Nambawan Super, and other business stories

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Call for government to lower interest rates, inflation rises and Air Niugini reduces fuel surcharge. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Cabinet considers Ramu Valley as a ‘Special Economic Zone’ for agriculture and other business stories

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Cabinet considers a plan to turn the lush Ramu Valley into a Special Economic Zone, Microbank aims at 50,000 customers and Nambawan Super’s overseas investments down 20 per cent. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Government to deliver military infrastructure upgrades, and other business stories

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The PNG Government plans to rebuild the country’s military barracks by 2017, InterOil halts drilling at Wahoo-1, and Bank of South Pacific plans share buyback. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Papua New Guinea Prime Minister respects court’s decision on arrest warrant and other stories

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Prime Minister O’Neill to respect court’s decision, Bougainville Copper assesses draft mining bill, and Papua Mining raises exploration funds. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Papua New Guinea Treasurer says banks’ kina trading range too high and other stories

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Banks trading ‘well and above’ preferred kina rate, minister wants business contracts under K10 million to be reserved for Papua New Guineans, and Bakani says reserves will last seven months. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.