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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

In brief: Broadening of Papua New Guinea tax base predicted, and other business stories

Future Budgets expected to see significant tax changes, Sovereign Wealth Fund to be finalised in 2018, and PNG Air enters freight market. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Central bank maintains monetary policy stance, and other business stories

BPNG’s monetary policy unchanged, Minister wants real estate industry controlled, and debit cards to double in the next 12 months.

Boosting Papua New Guinea agriculture the way out of poverty, as new dairy farm starts production

There are compelling reasons to boost Papua New Guinea’s agriculture sector, according to two executives in Innovative Agro Industry. It can reduce reliance on imports and provide jobs to a country full of dedicated farmers.

A revitalised dairy industry aims for cheaper products on Papua New Guinea’s supermarket shelves by October

The first of 500 cows arrive in Papua New Guinea from New Zealand this week, (25 May) as a commercial-scale dairy industry gets closer to production in Central Province. And the CEO of Innovative Agriculture Industries, Ilan Weiss, says milk products will be on local supermarket shelves by October.