Agriculture in Papua New Guinea: a sector profile

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A profile of the agriculture sector in Papua New Guinea, including governance and legislation, key players, opportunities, challenges and incentives. 

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In brief: negotiations for P’nyang hit a wall and other business stories

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Minister expresses disappointment over P’nyang negotiations, companies owe about K1.8 billion in salaries and wages to the Internal Revenue Commission, and Australia is set to provide over K1 billion loan to PNG. Your weekly digest of business news.

Frozen fries the start of an ambitious import substitution plan for Papua New Guinea

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A brand-new factory in the Highlands has begun processing locally grown potatoes. This is part of an ambitious import substitution plan that could provide thousands of jobs, cut the price of frozen foods and save valuable foreign currency.

The challenges of investing in Papua New Guinea agriculture

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Papua New Guinea’s agricultural industries have great potential but operators have to learn to fend for themselves. That was the message at the 35th Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum & Trade Expo in Port Moresby.

In brief: US$8 billion Frieda River feasibility study released and other business stories

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Feasibility study for Frieda River mine in Sepik Province reveals expanded project, government accounts close this Friday and Pacific nations look to extended their exclusive economic zones. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Construction milestone for PNG’s tallest building, and other business news

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Construction milestone for PNG’s tallest building,  renewed support for fisheries training and PNG launches legal action in Australia. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: PNG Power’s APEC commitment, and other business stories

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Oil Search’s strong result, PNG Power promises, and a loan agreement for Crater Gold Mining. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: A PPP venture mooted for Hela Province, and other business news

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A PPP agricultural venture mooted for Hela Province, first rice harvest from Morobe farm, and Rami Nicu leading the industry in red laterite development. Your weekly digest of the latest news.

In brief: US, Australia and Japan announce new infrastructure fund for the Pacific, and other business stories

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Galip nut industry taking off, Horizon Oil reports strong quarter, and two online marketplaces launched. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Economic update: major projects will be crucial for Papua New Guinea’s economy

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The fate of some major projects will be critical for the future of the Papua New Guinea economy over the next decade. In the second of a two-part series, Andrew Wilkins discusses the implications.